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Impact of climate change and environment on poverty

  • Extremely impoverished people are at most risk from climate change, water scarcity, flooding, limited access to energy and land degradation. They tend to live in vulnerable areas, have no insurance and cannot afford relocation or rebuilding after calamities. | Related Megatrends: Climate and environment
  • The poor and people in developing countries bear the greatest burden of climate change, environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources. Highly dependent on agriculture and fishing, they are especially vulnerable to the depletion of natural resources.  | Related Megatrends: Climate and environment; Natural resources
  • 122 million more people could be living in extreme poverty by 2030, due to climate change, agro-industrialisation, and other challenges affecting small farmers. | Related Megatrends: Security; Climate and environment; Health

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