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Sustainability and Poverty Alleviation

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Sustainability and Poverty Alleviation

Ernesto Sánchez-Triana

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Confronting Environmental Threats in Sindh, Pakistan
In 2009, more than 40,000 people died prematurely in Sindh, Pakistan because of an illness associated with an environmental health risk. This means that almost one of every five deaths that occurred that year was caused by environmental factors. Loss of natural resources and impacts from natural disasters also represent development challenges. Increased salinity and waterlogging result in loss of agricultural crops. In addition, hydro-meteorological hazards recurrently affect Sindh, as illustrated by the devastating effects of the 2010 and 2011 floods. For Sindh's population, these problems mean pain and suffering, and reduced opportunities for economic advancement. The costs of all these phenomena are equivalent to 10% of Sindh's Gross Domestic Product. Climate change may exacerbate these challenges. Sindh's environmental and climate change problems call for urgent responses. A number of feasible interventions could be carried out to address the categories of...
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  • ISBN: 9781464804533
  • Auteur: Ernesto Sánchez-Triana
  • Uitgave: World Bank Publications
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2015
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 60602806
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