Climate change impacts ‘fall strongly on disadvantaged and poor people’ around the globe

UN scientists on Monday delivered a dire warning about the impact of climate change on people and planet.

The report launched by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows how climate change is affecting every continent.

Although it is a global issue, its “negative impacts fall particularly strongly on disadvantaged and poor people across the globe, who have the least ability to adapt”.

The comment is from Professor Mark Howden, Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions, at the Australian National University, and one of the authors of the report.

Professor Howden spoke to Julia Dean from the UN Country Team in Australia, explaining to her how nature can play a part in the solution, and what other actions are needed.