How Can Climate Finance Help Secure the Resilience of Low-Income Communities?

This op-ed originally appeared on Triple Pundit in two parts: Part 1, Part 2 Co-written with Joyce Coffee   In 2020, the world’s poor find themselves at the nexus of two crises: COVID-19 and climate change. The populations most vulnerable to COVID-19 – low-income individuals, women, informal workers and minorities – are the same populations that are most vulnerable to weather and climate crises. The poor disproportionately face obstacles to adapting to the effects of climate change due to unstable incomes, small savings, their work in the informal economy, a lack of access to credit, and of course, the reality [...]