Locus Focus on 09/24/12
CLIMATE CHANGE'S DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON POOR NATIONS
Climate change is one of the greatest obstacles to ending poverty and one of the gravest equity challenges of our time. While the richest countries in the world have been responsible for a disproportionate amount of global carbon emissions which cause global warming, it is the poorest countries in the world that are hit first and worst by climate change.
ActionAid USA is an anti-poverty organization working on climate change policies that address the needs of poor nations who are most directly affected by climate change. On this episode of Locus Focus, guest Brandon Wu, with ActionAid USA, talks about why the United States, as a major contributor to climate change, has an obligation to help developing countries cope with a crisis they had little role in creating.
Brandon Wu is Senior Policy Analyst with ActionAid USA.