Chronic Poverty and the Environment: a Vulnerability Perspective

This paper highlights some of the key thinking on poverty-environment relationships before introducing a framework focusing on the importance of environmental vulnerability in explaining poverty dynamics. The work of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) on the environment is synthesised and a review of the literature on poverty-environment connections points to three main themes that require further consideration when addressing chronic poverty:

  •     the environment and health;
  •     access to and use of natural resources; and
  •     climate change

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Author: Lucy Scott