Development, equity and urgency

Submitted by Andrew Maclean | published 30th Mar 2011 | last updated 31st Mar 2011

It’s a development issue: climate change threatens to stall – and then reverse – progress made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

•It’s an equity issue: poor women and men in developing countries are those worst affected by climate change, yet are the least responsible for causing it.

•It’s an urgent issue: the impacts of climate change are already having an impact on women and men living in poverty; they undermine livelihoods and increase weather-related disasters, and this trend is set to worsen.

 

Source: Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation: A Learning Companion. Oxfam Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Resources