Climate change deepens poverty and challenges poverty reduction strategies

This key sheet introduces a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners on the impact of climate change on poverty –- focusing on vulnerability, health and pro-poor growth. This key sheet aims to guide the reader through the issues of:

• Defining climate change;
• Its impact on developing countries;
• Its impact on poverty, pro-poor growth, livelihood assets and vulnerability; and
• Responding to climate change;

-- and it introduces mainstreaming in policies and processes as the best way to respond to the challenge of climate variability and change.

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Department for International Development (DFID)