The world’s poorest people suffer most from the climate crisis, despite contributing the least to the problem. The effects are already being felt worldwide, from failed crops to flooding.
Did you know?
- Climate change threatens people and the planet. From rising carbon emissions to plastic in our oceans, the degradation of our environment could reverse progress made in tackling poverty.
- It's already having a shocking impact — reports show people in the world's poorest countries would be 30% richer if not for climate change. And this is only the beginning.
- In order to halt this crisis, world leaders must immediately focus on reducing carbon emissions, helping communities adapt to the effects of climate change, and ensuring there's a price on pollution.
Here's we can do
- Demand that rich countries — and big polluters — cut emissions and invest in funds to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
- Call on big business to stop producing new plastic and invest in new recycling technologies and infrastructure for collecting waste.
- Each of us has the power to change our own habits, from eating less meat and reducing our plastic consumption to taking fewer long-haul flights and planting trees in our community.