Poor households in Bangladesh depend heavily on wood, dung and other biomass fuels for cooking. This paper provides a detailed analysis of the implications for indoor air pollution, drawing on new monitoring data for respirable airborne particulates (PM10) in a large number of Bangladeshi households.
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In July 1997, the second International Conference on Acute Respiratory Infections was held in Canberra, Australia. In this conference, there was not one paper or plenary presentation on these factors in developing countries, and only one session out of 34 on the topic in developed countries. This is partly due to a perception in the ARI professional community that little progress has been made in understanding this complicated set of issues.
Small, dirty manufacturing plants dominate poor regions but have only a small impact on pollution. Large plants in high-income areas cause most of the damage to human health.
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;
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.
This key sheet examines the impact of climate change on pro-poor growth for developing countries and the Millennium Development Goals. The reader will be guided through the key issues of:
• The link between economic growth and poverty reduction;
• The impact of climate change on pro-poor growth; and
• Actions to build flexibility into economic policy.