Poverty and climate change: Reducing the vulnerability of the poor through adaptation

This paper focuses on the impacts of climate change on poverty reduction efforts in the context of sustaining progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and beyond. It discusses ways of mainstreaming and integrating adaptation to climate change into poverty reduction and sustainable development efforts. The chief messages emerging from this paper are: (1) Climate change is happening and will increasingly affect the poor. (2) Adaptation is necessary and there is a need to integrate responses to climate change and adaptation measures into strategies for poverty reduction to ensure sustainable development.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Climate change
  • Environment and natural resources
  • The poor
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Christmas Island
  • Timor-Leste
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
Author (corporate) African Development Bank
Co-author (coorporate) Asian Development Bank; DFID; Directorate General for International Cooperation, the Netherlands; Directorate-General for Development, European Commission; OECD, World Bank and others
Pagination 56 p.
Date Uploaded May 5, 2015, 04:55 (UTC)
Date Modified January 13, 2016, 06:42 (UTC)