Science tells us that climate change is inevitable and affects all of us. However, the poorest people in the world will be hit first and hardest. Eradicating poverty and addressing climate change are interlinked: we cannot address one without the other. At the same time, tackling climate change presents an opportunity to promote sustainable economic growth in many developing countries through new technologies, helping reduce poverty and create jobs, particularly for women.
The International Climate Fund is the UK government’s commitment to developing countries to help them address these challenges and benefit from the opportunities presented by climate change.