Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC
Ch 05

Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Reducing Inequalities

The interactions of climate change and climate responses with sustainable development including sustainable development impacts at 1.5C and 2C, the synergies and tradeoffs of mitigation and adaptation with the Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs, and the possibilities for sustainable and equitable low carbon, climate resilient development pathways

Coordinating Lead Authors

  • Joyashree Roy (India)
  • Petra Tschakert (Australia)
  • Henri Waisman (France)

Lead Authors

  • Sharina Abdul Halim (Malaysia)
  • Philip Antwi-Agyei (Ghana)
  • Purnamita Dasgupta (India)
  • Bronwyn Hayward (New Zealand)
  • Markku Kanninen (Finland)
  • Diana Liverman (United States)
  • Chukwumerije Okereke (Ethiopia, United Kingdom)
  • Patricia Fernanda Pinho (Brazil)
  • Keywan Riahi (Austria)
  • Avelino G. Suarez Rodriguez (Cuba)

Contributing Authors

  • Fernando Aragon-Durand (Mexico)
  • Mustapha Babiker (Sudan)
  • Mook Bangalore (United States)
  • Paolo Bertoldi (Italy)
  • Edward Byres (Austria, Brazil)
  • Bishwa Bhaskar Choudhary (India)
  • Anton Cartwright (South Africa)
  • Riyanti Djalante (Indonesia)
  • Kristie L. Ebi (United Kingdom)
  • Neville Ellis (Australia)
  • Francois Engelbrecht (South Africa)
  • Maria Figueroa (Venezuela, Denmark)
  • Mukesh Gupta (India)
  • Diana Hinge Salili (Vanuatu)
  • Amaha Medhin Haileselassie (India)
  • Daniel Huppmann (Austria)
  • Saleemul Huq (Bangladesh, United Kingdom)
  • Daniela Jacob (Germany)
  • Rachel James (United Kingdom)
  • Debora Ley (Mexico)
  • Peter Marcotullio (United States)
  • Omar Massera (Mexico)
  • Reinhard Mechler (Germany)
  • Shagun Mehrotra (India, United States)
  • Peter Newman (Australia)
  • Karen Paiva Henrique (Brazil)
  • Simon Parkinson (Canada)
  • Aromar Revi (India)
  • Wilfried Rickels (Germany)
  • Lisa Schipper (Sweden)
  • Jörn Schmidt (Germany)
  • Seth Schultz (United States)
  • Pete Smith (United Kingdom)
  • William Solecki (United States)
  • Shreya Some (India)
  • Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu (Kiribati)
  • Adelle Thomas (The Bahamas)
  • Penny Urquhart (South Africa)
  • Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh (Netherlands)

Review Editors

  • Svitlana Krakovska (Ukraine)
  • Ramon Pichs Madruga (Cuba)
  • Roberto Sanchez (Mexico)

Chapter Scientist

  • Neville Ellis (Australia)

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Full web chapter available February 2019

This chapter should be cited as:
J. Roy, P. Tschakert, H. Waisman, S. Abdul Halim, P. Antwi-Agyei, P. Dasgupta, B. Hayward, M. Kanninen, D. Liverman, C. Okereke, P. F. Pinho, K. Riahi, A. G. Suarez Rodriguez, 2018, Sustainable development, poverty eradication and reducing inequalities. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, H. O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P. R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, R. B. R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M. I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, T. Waterfield (eds.)]. In Press.

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