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Poverty and the environment

  1. 1. Poverty and the Environment<br />Tajikistan<br />By Brittany Michaud<br />
  2. 2. The Link Between<br /><ul><li>Internationally, there is a known correlation between poverty and environmental danger
  3. 3. Because of a lack of money, education, and concern, poor families disregard the environment to uphold a “survival mentality”
  4. 4. Poor countries do not see the environment as priority because of all the other problems happening within the society, so nothing is done to conserve
  5. 5. These people are not to be blamed for the world’s environmental problems, we must look ahead and focus on a solution</li></li></ul><li>Worldwide Concern<br /><ul><li>A map of the countries suffering from poverty</li></li></ul><li>Worldwide Concern<br /><ul><li>Varying types of environmental problems, mainly in areas with poverty (compare to previous map)</li></li></ul><li>Indicators of Poverty Causing Environment Issues <br /><ul><li>Environment caused health issues
  6. 6. Destruction of forest cover
  7. 7. Soil degradation
  8. 8. Low water quantity and quality
  9. 9. Fisheries
  10. 10. Natural disasters
  11. 11. Lack of sanitation
  12. 12. Pollution</li></li></ul><li>Tajikistan<br />
  13. 13. Tajikistan<br /><ul><li>The poorest country in Central Asia with 53% of the population living below the poverty line 
  14. 14. Main environmental problems: unsustainable agriculture practices, lack of reliable energy supply, natural disasters and climate change impacts, and clean water and food
  15. 15. Suffer from about 500 natural disasters per year
  16. 16. Only about 7% of land has any economic value
  17. 17. Majority of population lies in rural areas, therefore lower living standards and more environmental damage</li></li></ul><li>International Solutions<br /><ul><li>Effort to help was initiated through various organizations, but lack of finances keep it from completely solving problems
  18. 18. UNDPUNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) is now working to help countries around the world, including Tajikistan
  19. 19. Starting helping Tajikistan in February 2010</li></li></ul><li>What Individuals Can Do<br /><ul><li>Donate to organizations devoted to saving the environment, with an international focus
  20. 20. Donate to organizations devoted to ending poverty
  21. 21. Recycle, conserve, and live as “greenly” as you possibly can, because everything we do helps, if only just a little
  22. 22. Influence others to do the same</li></li></ul><li>Works Cited<br />Shah, Anup. “Poverty and the Environment.” Global Issues, Updated: 12 Feb. 2005. Accessed: 25 May. 2010. http://www.globalissues.org/article/425/poverty-and-the-environment<br />"United Nations Poverty-Environment Initiative." Poverty-Environment. UNDP/UNEP, 2007. Web. 27 May 2010. <http://www.unpei.org/programmes/c ountry_profiles/tajikistan.asp>.<br />"Poverty and Environment." Iisd2010. Nternational Institute for Sustainable Development. Web. 28 May 2010. <http://www.iisd.org/economics/poverty/>.<br />"POVERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: MEASURING THE LINKS." DFID, Feb. 2002. Web. 25 May 2010. <http://www.unep.org/civil_society/GCSF8/pdfs/pov_env_measuringlinks.pdf>.<br />
  23. 23. The End<br />