The Case for Helping Poor Countries Adapt to Climate Change
New study on climate adaptation
Why should Canada help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change? How much will it cost? How should we pay for it? A new research report from Oxfam and the Pembina Institute provides the answers.
People living in poverty in developing countries are least responsible for the climate crisis. Yet they are suffering its most severe effects: floods, drought, and storms, plus falling agricultural yields and the spread of insect-borne disease.
Financial support for developing countries is a critical element of the international climate negotiations currently underway. A range of studies show that the needs are very significant: developing countries will require tens of billions of new public funding annually to adapt to climate changes that are already apparent.
This report from Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec and the Pembina Institute examines how funding from Canada could achieved for adaptation in developing countries.