This paper looks into the negative effects of slow-onset events related to climate change in Southeast Asia ranging from economic, ecological, and social impacts. As such they require an integrated response option whether mitigation or adaptation that pays attention to the complexity of the intersection between human and natural systems.
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A comprehensive loss and damage finance taxonomy and framework identifies a set of finance options for supporting slow-onset driven key systems as they will need avoid breaching soft and hard limits: natural systems and social systems. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 13 (Climate Action).
Land and forest degradation and desertification (LFDD) are a driver of human displacement and have implications for long-term development policy. The study finds that, in Latin American and Caribbean countries, the linkages between LFDD and human mobility are poorly acknowledged in their climate and desertification policy frameworks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
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This study looks into how droughts are significant climatic drivers of land degradation and affect land degradation-migration dynamics within a larger context of multi-scale interactions of socio-economic, political, demographic, and environmental processes. The study also assesses methods used to identify, measure, and understand migration related to land degradation. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty).
The study draws from sociological and psychological perspectives on mental health outcomes among survivors of violence and abuse to show how potential for individual transformation is differentially constructed through personal life trajectories and intersectional social relations. Integrating a psychological perspective into climate change and sustainability thinking suggests a more equitable way to think about the individual’s role in societal-scale shifts. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
The relocation of vulnerable communities as a means to avoid slow-onset climate change impacts in Fiji highlights the complex range of considerations that must be factored in when assessing relocation options and strategies. Participatory scenario-building exercises are particularly well-suited as a means and platform to assist communities to self-navigate relocation issues. In addtion to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
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This paper assesses the state of knowledge on human mobility related to slow-onset events due to climate change with particular attention to developing country contexts. It provides an anatomy of the field and explores findings relating migration as an adaptation strategy. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty).
Background: Half of the world's missing female births occur in India, due to sex-selective abortion.
Cartoon showing how humanitarian response affects population characteristics and trafficking risk.
Preparedness, relief, and rehabilitation mechanisms must be proactively implemented in order to mitigate the heightened risk of trafficking after the “next” natural hazards disaster.
This study supports SDGs 3 and 10 by evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and psychological wellbeing of people with physical disabilities in England. During the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic in England, people with disabilities aged 52 years and older had greater depression and anxiety, greater loneliness, poorer life satisfaction, and lower purpose in life, quality of life, and sleep quality than the general population, highlighting the need for additional support for this vulnerable population during periods of enforced social isolation.

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