This paper presents a number of recommendations for tackling the enviroment/poverty nexus. These include:
negotiate an international agreement that will keep global temperature rises to as far below 2°C as possible
rich countries should agree to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050
provide adaptation financing and transfer of technology in developing communities
adaptation funding should be additional to official development assistance (ODA), by way of compensation, and amount to at least US $50 billion a year
adaptation mechanisms must operate clearly and transparently, and pay sufficient attention to how they will impact differently on men and women
those who are intended beneficiaries should have a voice in adaptation mechanisms
adaptation mechanisms must be operational as soon as possible, and must avoid unnecessarily burdensome processes that may limit the ability of the least developed countries to access funding.