June 27, 2011
Maison de la Chimie - Paris
Poverty and the environment
The 1992 Rio Conference was pivotal in reconciling development and environmental preservation objectives by establishing the foundations of the multilateral framework that was to organize international discussions. The following decade was marked by two major developments:
- In the environmental sphere, the stepping up of international negotiations on climate change;
- In the development aid sphere, the focus on the objective of fighting poverty.
The desire to cut greenhouse gas emissions led to giving priority to emerging countries and the energy sector; in the development aid sphere, priority was given to the least developed countries, major pandemics, and basic services.
► Plenary session 1 : Poverty eradication and climate change
► Thematic session 1.1 : Anticipating and adapting to climate change
► Thematic session 1.2 : Rural poverty, soil degradation and climate change
► Thematic session 1.3 : Poverty and clean energy