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The Case for Helping Poor Countries Adapt to Climate Change

by Luna Allison | May 11, 2010

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.

For detailed information on potential ways to finance climate adaptationin vulnerable countries, please read the technical briefingnote to this report.

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