What Does the Climate Crisis Have to Do With Poverty?

Ending extreme poverty cannot be achieved without addressing the climate crisis.

What to know:

  • Climate change and the current misuse of the planet threaten to drive poor communities deeper into poverty.
  • Protecting the earth’s environment will help protect the people most vulnerable to climate change.
  • Take the quiz to find out how the climate crisis and extreme poverty are linked.

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Climate change is a major threat to the progress we have made in reducing poverty around the world. An increase in natural disasters, floods, cyclones, droughts, and increasing global temperatures are wreaking havoc on our natural resources and threatening jobs and food security globally.

Although climate change is affecting every country, the consequences are not being experienced equally across the world. The world’s poorest people suffer the most from the consequences of the climate crisis — despite having contributed the least to the problem. 

To change this, everyone — individuals, local leaders, big business, and government — needs to step up to reduce our impact on the planet and help mitigate the very real effects of the climate crisis on the world’s poorest people. 

Take the quiz to learn more about climate change and its link to extreme poverty.