Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

by Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore, Laura Bonzanigo et al.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2016

227 pp. 6.3 MB

Climate change and climate policies will affect poverty reduction efforts through direct and immediate impacts on the poor and by affecting factors that condition poverty reduction, such as economic growth. This report explores the relation between climate change, climate policies, and poverty outcomes by examining three questions: the (static) impact on poor people’s livelihood and well-being; the impact on the risk for non-poor individuals to fall into poverty; and the impact on the ability of poor people to escape poverty.

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