What to know
- Wealthy countries are perpetuating climate issues, but the strongest impact is felt in poorer nations.
- Between 1850 and 2011, developed countries accounted for 79% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
- Developing countries in South Asia, Africa, The Caribbean and Latin America are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change such as hurricanes, floods, and heatwaves but have limited resources to recover or avert these crises,leading to poverty and conflict.
- By 2050, there could be 140 million climate change migrants.
Why it Matters
- Climate change and social justice are inextricably linked
- As we work towards a more sustainable planet, we need to focus on solutions that also address global inequality as a contributing factor.
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