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We cannot sustain progress in eradicating poverty if we don't tackle climate change as well. Ahead of our event at COP20 in Lima, this blog looks at the concept of 'zero-zero', arguing that without action to prevent global average temperatures from rising by more than 2°C, those who emerge from poverty are likely to fall back into it due to climate disasters.

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Ilmi Granoff

Ilmi is a Research Fellow in the Climate and Environment Programme at ODI and leads the Institute's work on green growth.

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Farmers in Tanzania - Gates Foundation (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Countdown to zero-zero

Ilmi Granoff and Susan Nicolai
17 October 2014

We cannot sustain progress in eradicating poverty if we don't tackle climate change as well. This blog looks at the concept of 'zero-zero', arguing that without action to prevent global average temperatures from rising by more than 2°C, those who emerge from poverty are likely to fall back into it due to climate disasters.

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Christian Poirier

Christian Poirier

Christian is the Brazil-Europe Advocacy Director for Amazon Watch.

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Marcus Manuel

Marcus Manuel

Marcus Manuel is the Director of Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI) and Senior Reseach Associate for CAPE at ODI.

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