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Climate-Informed Development to Mitigate Global Poverty


A feature story on a comprehensive report by the World Bank that describes the threat of climate change to poor people and the ways to offset it through adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The students will view an embedded video to understand the need for policies to manage the adverse effects of climate change on poverty. The associated text and info-graphic will enable students to understand that measures taken to eradicate global poverty are thwarted by climate related factors and therefore, alleviation of global poverty must be addressed through ‘climate smart development’.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. ‘It is the poor who are affected most by climate change’. Do you agree? Give reasons in support of your answer.
  2. How are the struggles against poverty and climate change interlinked?
  3. What policies and actions are needed to mitigate climate change as well as reduce poverty?
About Tool
Tool Name Rapid, Climate-Informed Development Needed to Keep Climate Change from Pushing More than 100 Million People into Poverty by 2030
Discipline Economics, Social Sciences 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Economics, Energy Economics, Economic Growth, Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy, Poverty, Poverty Cycle, Human Development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Disaster Management, Resilience, Inequality 
Climate Topic Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, Climate Economics, Climate and the Anthroposphere 
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by World Bank 
Hosted at World Bank
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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