ISNTD FESTIVAL

2019

Children of an Uncertain Climate

Future Health Systems & Institute of Development Studies

Showcase submission:

This short film, based on a study by FHS titled ‘Decoding Child Health Impact under Climate Crisis,’ identifies the pathways by which climate change is impacting on child health in Indian Sundarbans – a climatically vulnerable setting.

 

Within the contextual vulnerabilities, there are layers of differential vulnerabilities which may change the experience of climatic adversities and consequences it has created on the health of the population. Even though extreme exposure to climatic adversities and high sensitivity can destroy physical and social determinants of health, it is the ability of the households, community and system to cope from the loss that determines the extent of climatic impact within a given context.