Climate Change
Global Issues
24 September, 2015

Zero Emissions, Zero Poverty

Ilmi Granoff, Jason Eis, Will McFarland, Chris Hoy, Charlene Watson, Gaia de Battista, Cor Marijs, Amina Khan, Natasha Grist
Books and Studies

This report takes the stance that implementing low carbon development is compatible with and a condition for eliminating poverty. The authors argue that the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030 is achievable by integrating approaches to sustained growth and inequality reduction. At the same time, a drastic reduction of green house gas emissions by major emitters is necessary to prevent climate change impacts that would reverse the effects of poverty eradication.

The report concludes that domestic and international aid priorities must focus on a transition to 'Zero Zero' as the most effective pathway.