This paper sets out the arguments for and against such approaches on the basis of equity and effectiveness, that is, will these approaches help achieve a fair and safe deal on climate change?

Almost 250 million people around the world are affected by climate related disasters in a typical year. New research for this report projects that, by 2015, this number could grow by 50 per cent to an average of more than 375 million people

Driven by upward trends in the number of climate-related disasters and human vulnerability to them, by 2015 the average number of people affected each year by climate-related disasters could increase by over 50 per cent to 375 million.

Almost 250 million people around the world are affected by climate-related disasters in a typical year. This report projects that, by 2015, this number could grow by 50 per cent to an average of more than 375 million people.

Recognizing that poor communities in developing countries are the least responsible for climate change but most vulnerable to its impacts, the Bali Action Plan calls for

Climate change is the number one threat to human development. Yet progress towards limiting global warming to below 2

Several recent studies have concurred that Vietnam will be one of most vulnerable countries to climate change in the world. Gradual changes such as sea level rises and higher temperatures, more extremes of weather such as drought, and more intense typhoons are all on the horizon and will have a potentially devastating impact on the country

The recent sharp increase in food prices should have a benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture.

In failing to tackle climate change with urgency, rich countries are effectively violating the human rights of millions of the world

Good policies that cannot be implemented will not solve the current problems of climate change whose impacts are expected to hit Africa the most, is affecting 42 billion people worldwide. But Uganda appears to be laying ground work to both mitigate and adapt to the phenomenon.

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