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Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

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This report brings together these two overarching objectives and explores how they can be more easily achieved if considered together. It demonstrates the urgency of efforts to reduce poverty and the vulnerability of poor people in the face of climate change. It also provides guidance on how to ensure that climate change policies contribute to poverty reduction and poverty reduction policies contribute to climate change mitigation and resilience building.
Our studies show that without action, climate change would likely spark higher agricultural prices and could threaten food security in poorer regions such as Sub- Saharan Africa and South Asia. And in most countries where we have data, poor urban households are more exposed to floods than the average urban population.
Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Global Poverty Reduction, Climate Change
Country of publication: 
United States
Publication date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015
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