A four degree rise in the world’s temperature can be prevented, but it requires governments around the world to focus on greener, more inclusive growth, said a World Bank climate change expert at a Development Policy Centre event.
“Climate change threatens to roll back decades of development and it will be the poor in every country who will suffer most,” said Rachel Kyte, the World Bank’s Vice President for Sustainable Development, at ANU’s Crawford School on March 21.
“Climate change is the rug that is being pulled out from underneath the poor today and will be pulled out from underneath all of us, rich or poor, in the next 20-30 years,” she said.
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