The carbon footprint of the world’s one billion poorest people represents just 3 percent of the global total. Yet as climate change advances, poor communities are hardest hit. Not only do we have a responsibility to avoid doing harm to others, we must help them adapt.
In the absence of US federal leadership, other actors are looking to scale-up their efforts to address climate change. One way to do this is by reducing emissions of climate super pollutants, which can reap near-term climate benefits and support pro-poor development.