Dr. Nelson and colleagues recently published “The limits of poverty reduction in support of climate change adaptation” in Environmental Research Letters. Poverty and climate vulnerability are contemporary challenges that have implications for millions of people. There is conceptual distinction between the two, but they are often conflated in policy responses, which can undermine policy efficacy. More effective responses require nuanced understanding of the relationship between poverty and vulnerability. Through application of the concepts of generic and specific capacities, this article presents an empirical analysis that helps increase our understanding of how poverty and vulnerability policies can work in synergy. The paper can be accessed here.
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