Wednesday, March 9, 2011

World Bank Note: The Poverty Impacts of Climate Change

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The Poverty Impacts of Climate Change
Emmanuel Skoufias, Mariano Rabassa, Sergio Olivieri, and Milan Brahmbhatt

Over the last century, the world has seen a sustained decline in the proportion of people living in poverty. However, there is an increasing concern that climate change could slow or possibly even reverse poverty reduction progress. Given the complexities involved in analyzing climate change impacts on poverty, different approaches can be helpful; this note surveys the results of recent research on climate change impacts on poverty.
The Economic Premise notes are produced by the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network Vice-Presidency of the World Bank. The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the institution.

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