The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), in collaboration with Justice and Care, hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘Climate Change and the Impact on Children’ on May 11, 2017, in New Delhi.
The event was chaired by Monique Villa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TRF and moderated by Adrian Phillips, Director of Legal at Justice and Care. Attended by journalists, government officials and development practitioners, the event served as a key platform to highlight the human impact of climate change on vulnerable communities and to identify gaps in the sector that organisations working on these issues should address.
Some of the key action items that emerged from the event:
- Improved monitoring of government schemes and the incorporation of monitoring plans within disaster reduction schemes
- Mandatory social audits for schemes related to disaster risk reduction particularly the ones targeted towards women and children
- Adopting a rights-based approach for schemes targeting women and children
- Comparative research on issues related to climate change, particularly on protocols such as the declaration of drought.