People and Planet: Addressing the Interlinked Challenges of Climate Change, Poverty and Hunger in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | February 2024

Analyzing how intensifying climate change threatens to increase poverty and hunger in Asia and the Pacific, this report highlights the need for transformative solutions that advance climate action, increase resilience, and protect hard-fought development gains.

The report underscores that more frequent and severe climate-related hazards will result in reduced agricultural and labor productivity, loss of livelihoods, and human displacement, hindering efforts to promote food security and alleviate poverty, especially for poorer countries and vulnerable communities. It also notes that current global and regional policies do not adequately support the integration of climate priorities with efforts to address poverty and hunger. The report highlights promising solutions and policy recommendations for the Asia and Pacific region that reflect the interlinkages between climate, poverty, and food insecurity.


  • Introduction
  • The impacts of climate change on poverty and hunger in Asia and the Pacific
  • Climate change solutions to combat poverty and hunger
  • Enabling actions for transformative change
  • Conclusion: Strengthening commitments and focus for climate action

Additional Details

  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Climate change
  • Poverty
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • 96
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SPR240043-2
  • 978-92-9270-610-4 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-611-1 (electronic)

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