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11 Feb, 2014

Climate Change and the importance of 'last' woman

Aditi Kapoor


Through her write-up ‘Climate change and the importance of ‘last’ woman’ in this booklet, Aditi Kapoor explains why climate change should be part of political manifestos and what Indian politicians can do to counter climate change. Kapoor urges legislators to adopt the principle of equity in policy making and implementation because climate change is expected to deepen poverty, malnourishment and gender inequality. In the run-up to post-2015 goals by India, it is useful to head this article’s argument that unaddressed climate change impacts have hindered India from achieving its developmental goals and the Millennium Development Goals.If the concerns of the most vulnerable person, arguably the ‘last woman’ are addressed, politicians can win the battle on climate change within the country