Climate change and mental health series: Co-creating a resilient future Policy Brief 2: Risk factors, vulnerabilities and inequalities

Okamoto, Sanae, Nagabhatla, Nidhi, Kariuki, Weru and Oakes, Robert (2023). Climate change and mental health series: Co-creating a resilient future Policy Brief 2: Risk factors, vulnerabilities and inequalities. United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology.

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    Author Okamoto, Sanae
    Nagabhatla, Nidhi
    Kariuki, Weru
    Oakes, Robert
    Title Climate change and mental health series: Co-creating a resilient future Policy Brief 2: Risk factors, vulnerabilities and inequalities
    Publication Date 2023-12-11
    Place of Publication Maastricht
    Publisher United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology
    Pages 5
    Language eng
    Abstract Climate change–driven gender-based violence and mental health problems are gender sensitive, especially in developing countries where coping strategies are limited by resource deficiencies. Insufficient mental health support is negatively impacting the mental well-being of young individuals and children, particularly in the face of climate change impacts and disaster occurrences. Water insecurity (including dry conditions or floods) that hampers access and availability is a major risk factor for mental health. It is more so for women and girls, especially in rural areas where they are often responsible for provisioning water. Climate change is disproportionately harming the mental health of marginalized and vulnerable populations, including migrants and displaced populations. Integrating mental health into climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster recovery efforts remains key to reducing the risk of mental health problems.
    UNBIS Thesaurus MENTAL HEALTH
    HEALTH
    CHILDREN
    GENDER
    RESEARCH
    CLIMATE CHANGE
    Keyword Policy
    Well-being
    Copyright Holder United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type Creative commons
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