A climate sensitive approach to economic growth
We need to re-frame development by recognizing the links between climate action and poverty.
Those who are most vulnerable are often most severely impacted by the negative impacts of climate change. That vulnerability may be:
- Geographic – SIDS (small island developing states), coastal areas, developing countries
- Financial – those living in poverty, or
- Gender – men and women are impacted differently
A climate sensitive development approach requires the understanding that these vulnerabilities, especially those that come with climate change, may impact different populations differently.
Climate change threatens the developing world in new ways, and it would be counter-productive to our goal to ignore this reality.