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Gindo Tampubolon on Social injustice under climate shocks to persons with disability

WIDER Seminar Series

Gindo Tampubolon presents at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 October 2022.

Social injustice under climate shocks to persons with disability​


The shocks arising from climate change dominate the news around the world with their increasing frequency and spreading reach. But developing countries around the equator are at higher risks of experiencing the events, and within each country some groups carry more of the burden of climate shocks such as severe droughts. For the same intensity of shocks and the same commands of incomes, some groups nevertheless fare worse – an instance of social injustice under climate change. Using evidence from Indonesia, he presents how much worse the group of people with disability fare when drought visited the country.

About the author

Gindo Tampubolon is a senior lecturer in global health at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. He studies cognitive ageing in industrial countries and non-communicable diseases in Indonesia.

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