The world’s poorest people will be hit first and hit hardest by climate change. People in developing countries are already suffering from flooding, rising sea levels, drought, crop failure and the destruction caused by natural disasters.
The UN summit on climate change in Cancun, Mexico runs from 29 November to 10 December 2010.
The summit will be a key point in the international negotiations for a global climate change deal. Progress on this deal is crucial to tackling global poverty.
The Mozambique adaptation programme is part of the UK Government's global Fast Start initiative.
Fast Start programmes help developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change and move to low carbon growth. More Fast Start case studies can be downloaded below from the Relevant Files section, or at: www.dfid.gov.uk/cancun
Find out more about the Mozambique farmers in a free to use case study available at www.dfid.gov.uk/Zambezi
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When I was a young girl there was always a good harvest that we could rely on. What we now get from the fields is much lower. But with the sale of bread, we’ve managed to generate some income.
Isabel Joaquim Marquez, Local baker
With the additional income we will be able to pay for school fees and transport for children to access higher education.
Oliveira Jose Zeca, Local farmer
Helping developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change will not only save lives but will also build the very confidence that can make a deal at Cancun a reality. As we look ahead, our role – in partnership with developing countries – must be to find a solution that tackles the challenge of climate change, while meeting development goals and facilitating long-term growth.
Andrew Mitchell, UK International Development Secretary
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.
We are working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), international targets agreed by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015.
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