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Mearns, R., & Northon, A. (Eds.). Social dimensions of climate change: equity and vulnerability in a warming world. Washington: The World Bank. 
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Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Mearns
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Keywords: changement social, développement économique, droits, environnement, mondialisation, politique gouvernementale, politique sociale
Creators: Mearns, Northon
Publisher: The World Bank (Washington)
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[4ème de couv.] Climate change is arguably the most profound challenge facing the international community in the 21st century. It is as much a challenge for poverty reduction, growth, and development as it is a global environmental issue. Climate change could undermine or reverse progress in reducing poverty and attaining the Millennium Development Goals, thereby unraveling many of the development gains of recent decades. It already threatens the livelihoods, health, and well-being of millions of people worldwide, particularly the poorest, most vulnerable groups. This book focuses attention on these previously neglected and poorly understood social dimensions of climate change. It highlights equity and vulnerability as central organizing themes and illustrates the multiple ways that pro-poor climate policy and action should be integrated into existing approaches to poverty reduction and development—from the local to the global levels. This integration is needed both in terms of pro-poor approaches to climate change adaptation and in terms of better managing the social risks and potential benefits associated with measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Bibliogr. en fin de chapitres.
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