Ending Poverty Includes Tackling Climate Change
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
July 10, 2013
Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp.
But poverty reduction and climate change are linked. We have powerful new evidence that even if climate change falls short of the much-discussed 4°C warmer world, we could witness the rolling back of decades of development gains and force tens of millions more to live in poverty.
If we don’t confront climate change, we won’t end poverty.
To help our clients prepare for the risks of a warming planet, we asked the scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytic in Germany to examine the impacts of climate change on three …
“Addressing climate change requires addressing the unsustainable consumption and production patterns of rich countries,” wrote Amina Mohammed, special advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General on post-2015 development planning. For example, while energy is wasted in many places, there are 1.3 billion people without access to electricity, she noted. Food waste is another huge problem, panelists said.
The discussion asked whether a new global development framework – being crafted to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015 – can drive action to tackle climate change.
The recent report from the High Level Panel (HLP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, led by the presidents of Liberia and Indonesia and the British prime minister, also identified “an urgent need for developed countries to re-imagine their growth models”.…
Oral Statement for CSocD 51,by Celine Paramunda the representative of Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries, an Ngo in special consultative status with ECOSOC. Our members are present in 5 continents involved in achieving health and other MDGs .
Madam Chair, distinguished delegates,ladies and gentle men,
Mahatma Gandhi’s words are relevant even today, ‘the world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed”. One of the main challenges for social development is lack of resources/revenues to the governments. In order to tackle poverty, we need to address some of its root causes. Third World Resurgence 2012 gives us following evidences where the money is going and where our attention needs to be focused to.
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