Climate Vulnerability and Readiness
The poor disproportionately face climate risks such as sea level rise, increases in temperature and more erratic rainfall, often experienced as more frequent and extreme weather events such as storms, floods, and droughts. Because the poor are more exposed and sensitive to such impacts and generally have lower capacity to adapt, they are morevulnerable to climate change.
Their vulnerability makes them less resilient to the impacts of climate change. Supporting the inclusion of the poor in planning and implementing adaptation actions can enable them to become more ready to adapt to climate change and reduce poverty.