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.
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