Climate Change, Health, and Informal Workers in India and Zimbabwe


Across many African and Asian cities, the informal economy provides most livelihoods as well as key goods and services that enable these urban areas to function and to thrive. Despite this, very little attention has been paid to how climate change is affecting and will affect the livelihoods, health, and well-being of low-income urban informal workers. Still fewer efforts have explored climate-related risks in light of the longstanding threats facing informal workers, such as occupational health hazards and low-quality living environments. About the webinar The webinar will include presentations from the research teams in India and Zimbabwe, commentary and analysis from global experts. The partners are the Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC) (India), the Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) (Zimbabwe), the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA), Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) (UK). There will also be opportunity for extended Q&A from participants. About attending Webinars are online workshops that people can attend via the internet from their desk or portable internet device. This webinar will use the Zoom video conferencing platform. The event will be recorded to be distributed publicly afterwards. By registering for this event, you agree to give your consent for this. The information you provide will be held on our database to process your booking. We do not share data with any third parties. We may contact you in the future about other IIED events. Please let us know if you do not want to receive any further information from us. Funding This research was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Global Health Research Group using UK aid from the UK Government. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

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