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The Impact of Poverty On the
       Environment

        Beyond Borders
What is - Poverty?            Education




                              Freedom


1.   Poverty of Economics
2.
3.
     P...
What IS Poverty?
                       And, Why Does It Matter to the Environment?
•   Poverty Is-

•   Poverty refers to...
Poverty Has No Borders or Country
There are no cultural, racial or geographical limits to poverty. It is –
everywhere...
“Third World”       “First World”




Generational Poverty   Economic Poverty
Poverty Hurts, Everywhere
                                           Child Poverty –Western Countries.
-America's Second H...
Environmental Impact
Environmental degradation and poverty
alleviation are urgent global issues that have a
lot in common,...
Recycling Through Poverty
  Sustainable Development
"meeting the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of ...
Choice, Freedom, Rights
                                              Declaration Of Human Rights -
The Universal Declarat...
RIGHT TO - LIFE
Humanity                                                Earth



      Mainstream economists and politicia...
Education, One Small Step for the
                    World
           Educate                                            ...
Are There Answers?
1.   Support rural farmers with
     affordable irrigation technologies     YES !
     and access to ma...
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Impact of Poverty on the Environment

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Impact of Poverty on the Environment

  1. 1. The Impact of Poverty On the Environment Beyond Borders
  2. 2. What is - Poverty? Education Freedom 1. Poverty of Economics 2. 3. Poverty of Education Poverty of Freedom Poverty 4. Poverty of Choice 5. Poverty of Rights Choice 6. Poverty of Environment Rights
  3. 3. What IS Poverty? And, Why Does It Matter to the Environment? • Poverty Is- • Poverty refers to the condition of not having • Most countries determine their National the means to afford basic human needs such Poverty Line (NPL) as the value of a basket of as clean water, nutrition, health care, basic food and essential non-food items. education, clothing and shelter. This is also referred to as Absolute Poverty or • Some governments work with separate destitution. urban and rural poverty lines, recognising • Poverty is -the quality or state of being poor that costs are higher in cities. The food or indigent; a want or scarcity of means of poverty line is the most stringent measure, subsistence. Any deficiency of elements or reducing the basket to food items only. resources that are needed or desired, or that • Household surveys analyse consumption as constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; well as income, recognising that goods may poverty of options; poverty of education, be exchanged by barter and that many poverty of society, poverty of freedoms. families grow their own food. • A certain level of material deprivation below which an individual suffers physically, • Statistics will include the incidence of emotionally and socially. households whose income is just above or below the poverty line. A high incidence means that a small change in economic fortune or in redistribution can make a large impact on poverty figures.
  4. 4. Poverty Has No Borders or Country There are no cultural, racial or geographical limits to poverty. It is – everywhere...
  5. 5. “Third World” “First World” Generational Poverty Economic Poverty
  6. 6. Poverty Hurts, Everywhere Child Poverty –Western Countries. -America's Second Harvest the nation's largest network of food banks, reports that 43.3 million people turned to the agencies they serve in 2008, an increase of over 37 million since 2007. 56% were from families with at least one worker. 53 million Americans continue to live in households that do not have an adequate supply of food. These households contain adults and children who went hungry at some point in 2009. Over 65% are single mother households.
  7. 7. Environmental Impact Environmental degradation and poverty alleviation are urgent global issues that have a lot in common, but are often treated separately. Poverty and Third World debt has been shown to result in resource stripping just to survive or pay off debts. Some environmentalists from first nations especially, raise concerns about increasing populations placing excessive burdens on world resources as a major source of environmental problems. This makes for a worrying situation for third world development and poverty alleviation. An environment-only approach risks “blaming the victims.” While humans are largely responsible for many problems of the planet today, not all humans have the same “Choice- Impact” on the environment. It is important to consider, for example, that the consumption of the worlds wealthiest fifth of humanity is much more than the rest of the impoverished worlds. The actual “Victims” of poverty could however, be considered the ultimate “re-cycyclists”...
  8. 8. Recycling Through Poverty Sustainable Development "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“ We need to recognize the interconnectedness between human beings and the environment if true environmental change and social justice are to be achieved.. The relationship between the rich and poor, and the impacts on the environment go deep. Economics is meant to be about efficient allocation of resources to meet everyone’s needs. However, international power politics and ideologies have continued to influence policies in such a way that decision-making remains concentrated in the hands of a few. Thus, the world’s resources are allocated to meet a few people’s wants, and not everyone’s needs. Many people have been forced into poverty due to politics , economics and war. Issues such as concentrated land rights, industrial pressure to exploit the environment, destroying diversity and forced population dispersion. When considering the theory of sustainable development, we need to acknowledge that native populations, though poor, often have a n inherent knowledge about their environment and can be sustainers and efficient users of it if only for survival.
  9. 9. Choice, Freedom, Rights Declaration Of Human Rights - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a declaration adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 Dec 1948 in Paris. The Declaration has been translated into 375 languages, making it the most widely translated document in the world. The Declaration arose directly from WWII and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are entitled. It has 30 articles. (paraphrased ) Article 1- Right to Equality • . Article 18- Freedom of Belief and Religion Article 2- Freedom from Discrimination Article 19- Freedom of Opinion and Information Article 3- Right to Life, Liberty and Personal Security Article 20- Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association Article 4- Freedom from Slavery Article 21- Right to Participate in Government and Elections Article 5- Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment Article 22- Right to Social Security Article 6- Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law Article 23- Right to Desirable Work and to Join Unions Article 7- Right to Equality before the Law Article 24- Right to Rest and Leisure Article 8- Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal Article 25- Right to Adequate Living Standards Article 9- Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Exile Article 26- Right to Education Article 10- Right to Fair Public Housing Article 27- Right to Participate in Cultural Life of Community Article 11- Right to be Considered Innocent Until Proven Guilty Article 28- Right to a Social Order that Articulates this Doc Article 12- Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family and Correspondence Article 13- Right to Free Movement in and out of a Country Article 29- Right to Self-Development Article 14- Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution Article 30- Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the Article 15- Right to a Nationality and the Freedom to Change It above Rights. Article 16- Right to Marriage and a Family Article 17- Right to Own Property
  10. 10. RIGHT TO - LIFE Humanity Earth Mainstream economists and politicians have long been criticized for concentrating on economic growth in ways that ignores humanity and the environmental costs. Perhaps one of the harshest ironies is how food and farm products flow from areas of hunger and need, to areas where money and demand is concentrated. Farm workers, and women especially, are amongst the worlds most hungry. For years, rich countries have been migrating some polluting industries to poor countries, but still producing primarily for rich countries. This has been possible insofar as it is cheaper than to pay for costly environmentally clean technologies that people demand. Bottom line- we have CREATED poverty....
  11. 11. Education, One Small Step for the World Educate Eradicate Poverty • Two major characteristics -social polarization and an increasing poverty degree - affects in a great measure • The National Commission for the access of the population to education. (religion, gender, race etc) Statistics (AMIGO) revealed an important negative correlation • This is the cause for a vicious circle: poverty reducing between the educational level of dramatically the access to education and the lack of education is leading to the increase of poverty. certain social categories and the their level of poverty. • Youth with low educational levels and unqualified skills represent one of the social groups with a high risk of severe poverty. • As educational participation decreases, the lack of higher education has a direct contribution to impact of growing poverty creating generational poverty. • Lack of basic and professional education creates a major deficit in both the local economy and family earnings. Protect the Environment
  12. 12. Are There Answers? 1. Support rural farmers with affordable irrigation technologies YES ! and access to markets. 2. Create Education Opportunities and Skills training 3. Demand Equal Technology Standards in All countries 4. Support Development of Mass Transit systems 5. Demand Standard Human Rights around the world 6. Help someone near you- 7. Remember, It’s One World and we are all Inter-connected on it..... Ripple Effect

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