1.5 degrees warming and the search for climate justice for the poor


“The difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees is ‘a greater likelihood of drought, flooding, resource depletion, conflict and forced migration,’ a new IPCC draft warns. A far-reaching report being drafted by the United Nations’ authoritative climate science panel explores in comprehensive detail the environmental justice, poverty and other human rights challenges facing the world as it pursues the urgent and daunting goals of the Paris Agreement. To help protect them, it calls for policies ‘guided by concerns for equity and fairness and enhanced support for eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities.'”

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