November 28, 2010

Climate Change, Agriculture and Poverty

by Thomas W. Hertel, Stephanie D. Rosch

- Although much has been written about climate change and poverty as distinct and complex problems, the link between them has received little attention. Understanding this link is vital for the formulation of effective policy responses to climate change. This paper focuses on agriculture as a primary means by which the impacts of climate change are transmitted to the poor, and as a sector at the forefront of climate change mitigation efforts in developing countries. In so doing, the paper offers some important insights that may help shape future policies as well as ongoing research in this area.

Hertel, T.W. and S.D. Rosch (2010). "Climate Change, Agriculture and Poverty." World Bank Policy Research working paper no. WPS 5468, Nov 2010.