HYOGO FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES & ISSUES HAZARDS PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
Subscriptions: RSSEmail

Changing climate puts development goals at risk

by Flickr user United States Mission Geneva, Creative Commons BY 2.0, http://www.flickr.com/photos/us-mission/5908683523/

Climate change threatens to negate the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP). "Developing countries will bear three quarters of the negative impact of changing weather patterns, water shortages, and rising sea levels, and they are the least equipped to deal with them. Hard won gains in poverty reduction are at serious risk. This is no longer just tomorrow’s problem. Impacts are being felt today," said World Bank special envoy on climate change Andrew Steer, as reported by Independent Online.

Related Links

Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Countries/Regions:Africa

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/24034

Tag This Document


Comma separated. E.g. gender events, women


> Log in to view your tags



Tools
Email this page





 
Share your inputs to WCDRR working session

Share inputs on how the World Conference working sessions can contribute to deliver disaster risk reduction