Existing Resources

There is already existing research on climate change and disability covering disaster preparedness and other issues. Below is a list of resources that we have found online through our research.

Also, here is a PDF with more detailed information on the existing resources which we compiled up until September 2016: Existing Resources Extended (PDF)

If you find any more articles or research related to climate change and disability, please let us know by emailing Alex Ghenis at alex@wid.org.

Articles, Editorials, and Info Pages

It’s Time to Recognize Climate Change as a Disability Rights Issue

Tiffany Yu. Rooted in Rights. 2017


The Disabled Are Probably the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Effects

Robin Scher. AlterNet. 2017.


“Resilience, Disability, And Climate Change: What is the Role of Education” – A Keynote Speech at The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Kathryn Ross Wayne


A Just Climate: Our Responsibility to Act

Caritas Australia. 2009


BBC Ouch!: Where Disability Meets Climate Change

Kate Ansell. BBC Ouch! 2009


Climate Change and Disability: Prezi Presentation by Aruna Dahal

(Active presentation w/ major points & impacts)


Economic Inclusion of Disabled People Key To Climate Resilience

Elizabeth Braw, The Guardian. 2013


Voices of People with Disabilities Must Be Heard in Climate Change Adaptation Debate

By the International Institute for Environment and Development


Hasaan Foundation: Disabilities and Climate Change

Hasaan Foundation


Academic Articles and Papers

A Culture of Neglect: Climate Discourse and Disabled People

Gregor Worbling – Media and Culture Journal (2009)


Climate Change, Water, Sanitation and Energy Insecurity: Invisibility of People with Disabilities

Gregor Wolbring, Verlyn Leopatra. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies (2012)


Disability and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Building Resilience in a Changing World



Understanding Impacts of Climate Change and Adverse Weather Effects on People with a Disability and Their Carers

Rae Walker. Enliven (Australia) (2013) http://www.cakex.org/sites/default/files/documents/Enliven%20Disability%20%26%20Climate%20Change%20Report.pdf

Disability and Sustainable Development

International Disability and Development Consortium (Australia)


Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction – Mainstreaming Disability

Elizabeth Lockwood, Ph.D.. TheWorld We Want. 2013


CQ University Grant Announcement for Developing Climate Change Vulnerability Index for Queenslanders with Disabilities

CQ University. 2014


SMRC Global Campaign on Disaster and Disability: Disability and Climate Change

Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre (India)


Official Planning

Ida and IDDC Advocacy Package: Engagement In The Post-2015 Development Agenda Inclusive of and Accessible to Persons With Disabilities

International Disability Alliance (IDA) and International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)


Inclusion in Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities

The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)


Enhancing Persons with Disability Responses and Participation in the Climate Change Mitigation – A Grant Program Received by United Disability Empowerment in Kenya. (Satisfactorily Completed 2011)

The GEF Small Grants Program, UNDP



The Impact of Climate Change on People with Disabilities: Report of the 5-Day E-Discussion Hosted by GPDD and World Bank

The Global Partnership for Disability & Development (GPDD) and The World Bank (Human Development Network – Social Protection/Disability & Development Team (July 8, 2009)


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