Climate extremes and resilient poverty reduction


The global climate is warming and there is growing evidence that climate variability is increasing in many places; extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in some parts of the world. This paper includes three detailed case studies:

  • on drought risk in Mali
  • heatwaves in India and
  • typhoons in Philippines

illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts.


Wilkinson, E.; Peters, K. Climate extremes and resilient poverty reduction. Overseas Development Institute, London, UK (2015) 75 pp.

Published 1 January 2015