Gender-Based Approach to Climate Change Adaptation: A advocacy paper from Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Gender-Based Approach to Climate Change Adaptation: A advocacy paper from Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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As one of the larger islands in Indonesia, Lombok is at high risk from the impacts of climate change. Lombok is projected to face increasingly severe threats to crop yields caused by the increase in air temperature and changes in rainy season patterns: this will lead to disruption of plant metabolisms and increase the frequency of plant related diseases and pests due to more humid conditions.

A decrease in crop yields also provides further threats to farmers’ livelihoods and also has a severe effect on food security, potentially leading to significant economic decline. The impact of climate change is also felt strongly in coastal areas, where it has damaging effects on high-value economic sectors such as sea transportation, fisheries, trade, and tourism.

To address impacts on Lombok and minimise future effects of climate change, it is critical that action is taken now to adapt and build resilience, particularly for vulnerable groups such as women and girls who face additional barriers to climate change adaptation.

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