The Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty Alleviation: Managing the Risks

This paper will consider the distributional impact of climate change on developed and developing countries and, in particular, flag the potential for climate change policies to negate development objectives for the poorest countries. Developing countries, such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico, are essential participants to the success of any global campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is in this context that future policies involving both mitigation and adaptive strategies must incorporate measures to assist with alleviating poverty and thus enhance the ability of developing countries address broader sustainability issues. The article concludes with some suggestions for managing the risks through institutional reform.

I. Introduction
II. Factors Limiting Mitigation
III. Distributional Impacts of Climate Change
IV. Identifying and Offsetting Vulnerability
V. Adaptation and Poverty Alleviation
VI. Concluding Comments



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