If governments fail to combat climate change with people living in poverty, it is very likely that response measures will work against these vulnerable communities. We cannot ignore the problem and their plight.
The problems created by climate change are impacting all countries, particularly people living in poverty within those countries. Thus as Parties move into the final stages of negotiations for the new climate agreement, ATD Fourth World will continue to work to ensure that agreements take into account the most vulnerable communities, particularly those living in poverty in all countries.
The 2015 negotiation period should be regarded as an opportunity to address the structural inequities that exist in our societies and to introduce measures to protect those societies from the harmful effects of climate change.
ATD Fourth World has submitted proposals to consider how their governments can exploit synergies between climate change responses and sustainable development strategies. You can read the full position paper here: