Journal Article


Introduction: Building the Case for Pro-Poor Adaptation

Published on 1 September 2008

Understanding poverty is central to living in a changing climate.  Climate change is receiving significant levels of attention across the world. The findings of the world’s top scientists under the intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) are informing calls for radical limits to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations responsible for human-induced climate change (IPCC 2007).

Achieving an international agreement, particularly under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), on emissions targets, burden sharing, trading mechanisms and technological and financial assistance remains a high priority concern for the ‘mitigation’ of climate change.

Publication details

Tanner, T. and Mitchell, T.
IDS Bulletin, volume 39, issue 4