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Climate change will hurt the poorest hardest because the poor live in hotter places & have fewer resources to protect themselves. @DFID_UK is therefore increasing its climate investments--both mitigation & adaptation. But what are the most effective ways to do that? Thread (1/n)
In particular, what investments are good at addressing climate change AND reducing poverty? Here are some e.g.s with strong evidence. What are your favorites? (2/n)
1. Energy policy reform. Fossil fuel subsidies hurt the climate & take resources from public services. Fossil fuels (especially coal) cause particulate pollution which is the biggest cause of early mortality, with 6+ years of life lost in much of Asia. aqli.epic.uchicago.edu/the-index/ 3/n
2. Climate resilient crops. Higher yielding seeds is one of the great successes of aid, now scientists are developing climate resistant varieties. Flood tolerant rice not only protected farmers income but farmers responded by investing more themselves. 4/n
3. Weather insurance. Providing accurate weather forecasts has been shown to help poor farmers know when and what to plant and therefore improve their profitability. As climate makes weather more variable @DFID_UK is helping fund better forecasts. 5/n
4. Paying for forests. In the UK we cut down most of our large forests long ago but paying people to maintain their forests has been shown to be quite effective. @seema_econ
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