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How Climate Change Impacts People and Poverty.

Findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Climate Change 2021 caused UN Secretary General António Guterres to declare the report a “code red for humanity.” And according to the World Bank, “Climate change hits the poorest people the hardest.... As the effects of climate change worsen, escaping poverty becomes more difficult.” More bad news from the World Bank: Unchecked climate change is poised to push 132 million people into poverty over the next 10 years. Most Climate Action Stresses Environmental Impacts Realizing the realities of climate change, some governments, corporations, and individuals are trying to do their part…
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Brigit Helms is Executive Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the premier university-based social enterprise accelerator dedicated to eliminating poverty. For 30 years, Helms has created and delivered solutions to social and environmental challenges in 45 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, in both the private and public sectors.

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