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John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change Group for Cross Cutting Solutions, World Bank Group

Urgent emissions reductions are required globally because “it will be the poor that suffer more than anybody else” from runaway climate change.

John Roome explains that many countries are already moving ahead to bolster their climate resilience and slash carbon emissions, but that increasingly this work is done with a view to tackling poverty, since 'climate change affects poor people more than it affects other people around the world.'

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