In the world's poorest countries, pollution is responsible for a significant percentage of illness and death. In a single province in India, 80% of morbidity and mortality can be attributed to unsafe drinking water. Meanwhile, indoor air pollution caused by burning solid fuels (in kitchens, for example) is estimated to claim over 1 million lives each year.
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This study captures and highlights the major results of USAID’s efforts in ensuring that communities benefit from natural forest management. The history of USAID forestry programs is chronicled in this summary (Volume One); the complete study (Volume Two: Study Results and Volume Three: Focus Country Profiles); the accompanying bibliographic database; and other materials, which are designed to assist the agency in formulating and evaluating policy and programmatic recommendations for future natural forest management programming.
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 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.