Waiting for the water to come?: poverty reduction in times of global climate change

This report aims to provide an overview of the state of the debate on poverty reduction in the face of climate change. The authors have investigated the links between poverty and climate change in practice and examined the issues in the light of a case study in Indonesia. They have deliberately selected a country which is both particularly affected by climate change and also one of those causing global warming. The findings are clear: climate change does make tackling poverty more difficult. And it seems that more and more people are in danger of slipping into poverty due to changing environmental conditions.