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Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

November 13, 2015 | 21:00 ET, 02:00 GMT

Climate change is an acute threat to poverty reduction. This new World Bank Group Report "Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty" finds that without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030.  At the same time, immediate emission reduction efforts and pro-poor climate mitigation policies are needed to prevent even worse long-term impacts.

This event will present the results of this report and discuss its implications heading towards the international climate conference in Paris.


John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank

Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Vice-Presidency, World Bank Group

Senior Adviser, Development Research Group, World Bank

Senior Economist, Climate Change Group, World Bank Group