Zero poverty, zero emissions: eradicating extreme poverty in the climate crisis - Eradicating extreme poverty

Zero poverty, zero emissions: eradicating extreme poverty in the climate crisis - Eradicating extreme poverty

This report emphasises lasting poverty eradication as both the moral minimum floor of the development effort and challenge to achieve it in the face of the climate crisis.

It presents key messages and policy implications on achieving lasting zero poverty, and suggests development efforts must be more pro-poor and low-emission.

The international development community needs clear priorities in order to direct a critical mass of resources, attention and focus toward the biggest global challenges.

These views were developed from discussions at the Development & Climate Days event at COP20 in Lima, Peru, December 2014, on the theme of ‘Zero poverty. Zero Emissions. Within a generation’.

Hosted jointly by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, International Institute for Environment and Development, Overseas Development Institute and Climate Development Knowledge Network, the event brought together stakeholders engaged in climate talks and those developing the Sustainable Development Goals.

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