The Poverty and Welfare Impacts of Climate Change: Quantifying the Effects, Identifying the Adaptation Strategies

This report addresses the way climate change affects global poverty rates and presents country-specific studies with implications for low-income rural populations as well as governments' risk management programs. It surveys the research terrain concerning the effects of climate change on poverty, looking closely at vulnerable rural populations in Indonesia and Mexico, where the increased frequency of weather extremes has had measurable short-term, if not immediate, effects on the farming livelihoods on which many people depend for both income and subsistence.
This book is intended for academics and decision makers in government and non-governmental organizations, seeking to design climate-smart poverty alleviation and safety net programs based on evidence.

Published 2013-01-24

Document Information

Publication year
2012
Author(s)
Emmanuel, Skoufias
Format
pdf, 146p.
Rights
© 2012 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Creative Commons License
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Our thematic areas
Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)
Identifier
978-0 -8213-9612-4

Document Information

Publication year
2012
Author(s)
Emmanuel, Skoufias
Format
pdf, 146p.
Rights
© 2012 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Creative Commons License
Attribution
Our thematic areas
Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)
Identifier
978-0 -8213-9612-4