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agClimate Change - ClimateChange&Poverty

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There are 2 broad categories of economically developing countries: o LEDC’s - poor countries, e.g. Somalia, Ethiopia, etc o Transitional countries - rapidly growing economies, e.g. China, India Climate change and poverty are inextricably linked. There are 3 key reports on climate change: 1. UN IPCC report  - review of all science and assessment of likely scenarios 2. Stern report         - economic consequences of climate change (1% of GDP    now, or 20% of GDP by 2050) 3. Kyoto protocol    - targets for emissions reductions (to 1990 levels by 2012) Climate change affects different spatial areas differently, but the effects will also be  influenced by the vulnerability and adaptability of the region. The costs of climate change are not evenly distributed - often it is the poverty-stricken  marginal lands that are affected worst of all. In LEDC’s, people have livelihoods more dependent on the climate (e.g. agriculture, 
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