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Climate change and povertyA new agenda for developed nations$
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Tony Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300878

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.001.0001

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Climate change and poverty
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Tony Fitzpatrick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.003.0001

Argues that we need synergies between social policy and environmental policy. Reducing poverty across the long-term requires anti-poverty policies to be consistent with the principle of sustainability. Similarly, a green society must be socially just. Since climate change is everyone's business the benefits and burdens of tackling it must be shared fairly and proportionately. Addressing climate change will benefit the poor but not as much as if we accommodate their particular needs, interests and voices within the political and policy process.

Keywords:   climate change, social policy, poverty, social justice

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