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Climate change is destroying people’s lives. Should they be compensated? – Devex

 December 21, 2020 • 1 minute read

By Amy Lieberman | U.N. Correspondent, Devex

This article originally appeared in Devex on December 21, 2020.

Climate change disproportionately impacts the world’s most impoverished. So, experts are asking, why can’t they receive direct compensation and support?

…“Most people wouldn’t readily say that they are moving because of climate change. They are looking at the symptoms of what climate change has caused and just say: ‘I am moving because I need better land. I am moving because my home was destroyed,’” said Lauren Whitehead, director of technical assistance at BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative.

BRAC UPGI recently announced that it received additional funding to expand its “graduation approach” of poverty intervention to cover an additional 21 million people by 2026. This model often involves cash transfers, sometimes conducted in partnership with social protection or agricultural ministries. People who are vulnerable to climate change are covered under this scheme.

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