Climate Change and Global Poverty

A Billion Lives in the Balance?

Lael Brainard,

Climate Change and Global Poverty: A Billion Lives in the Balance?
 

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Climate change threatens all people, but its adverse effects will be felt mostacutely by the world’s poor. Absent urgent action, new threats to food security,public health, and other societal needs may reverse hard-fought human developmentgains. Climate Change and Global Poverty makes concrete recommendationsto integrate international development and climate protection strategies. Itdemonstrates that effective climate solutions must empower global development,while poverty alleviation itself must become a central strategy for both mitigatingemissions and reducing global vulnerability to adverse climate impacts.
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