Climate change and poverty: Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty, but also threatens democracy and human rights, according to a UN expert. Even if current targets are met, tens of millions will be impoverished, leading to widespread displacement and hunger, said the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in a report released. Climate change threatens to undo the last 50 years of progress in development, global health, and poverty reduction. It could push more than 120 million more people into poverty by 2030 and will have the most severe impact in poor countries, regions, and the places poor people live and work.