Effects on the environment have a great influence on economic and social development. It is not possible to dismiss the environmental issue as a “luxury problem”.
This paper seeks the links between the issues of poverty and the environment. First it discusses the connections between the two issues, such as how the depletion of natural resources can cause poverty, and conversely, how poverty exacerbates environmental degradation.
This report contains a recap of the South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy, held on 27-28 February 2006 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.