Climate change and the plight of the urban poor 

Introduction

“Extreme weather events and natural disasters threaten a series of essential human rights, particularly

for the poorest and most vulnerable populations. The heaviest impacts affect people who have

contributed least to the problem and lack the resilience necessary to survive these changes without

major harm”

– United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Climate Change and the Right

to Housing (2009)

 

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