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The COVID-19 pandemic brought on unprecedented adversities for rural populations worldwide, endangering livelihoods and causing psycho-social impacts. These catastrophic effects have been further exacerbated by climate change, with a disproportional impact witnessed among the most vulnerable populations.

To mobilise climate action and implement sustainable development programmes concomitantly, countries must focus on developing a multidimensional framework for devising cross-sectoral strategies to mitigate the complex challenges within their borders.

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