Climate Change, Global Poverty, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

While so far action on climate change has not lived up to previous global targets, there has been a lot of progress over the last 30 years in the global fight against extreme poverty. For the first time, the World Bank forecast that global poverty will fall below 10% by the end of 2015, but admits that major barriers remain in reaching the number one 2030 goal of eradicating extreme poverty. One of these barriers is climate change, which tends to have a more adverse impact on those living in poverty.

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