Compounding Vulnerabilities

Jul 22 2019 | 10:08:04
CLIMATE change is often viewed through the lens of sectors most affected by global warming and changes in precipitation patterns. These include agriculture, water, energy, environment, health and disaster management among others. The risks and vulnerabilities are measured against the losses based on existing and projected determinations, while the solutions typically focus on adaptation and mitigation.While it is imperative to take measures to reduce emissions, it is equally important to address the other contributing factors that have a threat-multiplier effect on climate-induced vulnerabilities.The compounding factors that magnify the problem remain outside the mainstream conversations on climate. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals offer complementary approaches for building resilience, but in order to achieve its targets, a paradigm shift in thinking is needed.There are four pillars on which it is important to redefine approaches and construct a new narrative, if the end objective is to build a resilient nation with the capacity and coping mechanisms to face the challenges of climate change and the socioeconomic reconfiguration taking place in the multipolar world order.For more detail :