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mgb-eat2 Poverty, Human Development and Environment Rich versus Poor Countries Population – Consumption – Local versus Global Environmental Impacts Poverty – Environment Linkages in Subsistence Economies, LIC Cities Emerging crises – Food, water, energy, climate change The “Sustainability” Challenge – needs of growing population, poverty, environment, future generations
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mgb-eat2 Poverty, Human Development and Environment Solow -- Concern for future often combined with callousness for poor today “Sustainability” – WHOSE future generations? Why be concerned about poverty? Mass poverty amidst unprecedented prosperity Massive disparities in resource consumption Lack of access to even basics Need to approach environment as if people mattered
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mgb-eat2 Poverty, Human Development and Environment Mass poverty despite five-fold increase in economic activity since World War II: Poverty, infant mortality reduced, yet 25% (in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa) remain severely poor (mainly children/women) 33% of all people live on < $1 a day Disparities in consumption Richest 20% account for 45-60% of meat and fish, and
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