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Poverty and Environment

The poor depend on the environment in multiple ways. In many parts of the developing world, the health and productivity of the poor depend on environmental quality. Natural resources also contribute to non-cash sources of income. In times of distress or when faced with weather or economic disasters, the poor often rely natural assets for buffering shocks.

The World Bank’s Environment Strategy identifies the importance of the close links between poverty and environmental change and clusters them into three strategic areas of work: environment and health, livelihoods and natural resources, and vulnerability and resource management.

All Poverty and Environment Publications, click here

Publications and Areas for which we provide analytical work, training and project support:

            Mainstreaming Environment through Poverty Assessments
    Environment and Health


Last updated: 2010-05-28

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