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  • [New] Overall, the fundamental challenges that Asia will see exacerbated under climate change are around water and food insecurity, poverty and inequality, and increased frequency and severity of extreme events. IPCC
  • [New] Increased demand for water will be the No. 1 threat to food security in the next 20 years, followed closely by heat waves, droughts, income inequality and political instability.
  • The climate emergency is the biggest global threat we face today and we know it does not affect all Londoners equally, with communities suffering poverty, deprivation and health inequalities more likely to experience the worst effects of flooding, overheating and poor quality air. E&T
  • The climate crisis, conflict, economic shocks, and inequality are threatening global goals to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. The New Humanitarian
  • Opportunity there is widespread but still limited: inequality is growing, the World Economic Forum ranks China 106th out of 153 countries on gender equality, and young people are increasingly anxious about lack of social mobility. Foreign Affairs Magazine
  • Creating opportunities for women in different spheres to tackle gender inequality has invoked fear amongst young Korean men about losing opportunities in an already competitive society. Observer Research Foundation
  • The current areas of crisis are serious but price shocks, food and energy shortages, health risks and persisting poverty and inequality can only worsen with the ravages of climate change if we fail to stabilise the planet. Business Green
  • The population in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to double between 2022 and 2050, putting additional pressure on already strained resources and challenging policies aimed to reduce poverty and inequalities. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Smart green investment does have the potential to generate growth in the UK, including in areas badly in need of more economic opportunities, but it is not a silver bullet to solve the UK's wider economic challenges of low growth and high inequality. Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment
  • AI holds the potential to solve some of the world's biggest problems - challenges like poverty, food insecurity, inequality and climate change.
  • The war in Ukraine has added to the disruption caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an unprecedented global hunger crisis affecting hundreds of millions of people.
  • Projects will be expected to address environmental inequalities experienced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and households on lower income in areas particularly affected by environmental impacts (e.g. climate change, poor air quality and a lack of access to green space). Hubbub Foundation
  • Deloitte projects the impact of health inequities to cost Americans at least $3,000 per year by 2040-a threefold increase over the current level - whether they are directly impacted by systemic inequalities or not. Forbes
  • Over a quarter of a billion more people could experience extreme poverty in 2022 because of Covid-19, rising global inequality, and the shock of food price rises supercharged by the war in Ukraine. Human Rights Watch
  • From rising seas to freshwater scarcity, the complex interplay of climate change, population growth and fragility in cities has made them hotbeds for social and economic inequalities - increasing the risk of violence and having a profound impact on human security in urban centers around the world. United States Institute of Peace
  • Climate change will continue to amplify inequities around the world - from extreme weather events, to environmental pollution, to access to food, water, and other vital resources - especially in communities who are most impacted by climate change but often the least responsible for it. Project Drawdown
  • In line with WFP's Gender Policy, Denmark expects WFP to effectively mainstream a gender transformative approach to food assistance programmes and policies to help bridge the gender gap in food security and nutrition, as well as targeted actions to address inequalities. e Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark
  • Global society faces an array of challenges - the climate crisis, a pandemic, social inequality, the war in Ukraine with its attendant geopolitical risks. Forbes
  • The war in Ukraine has added to the disruptions caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an unprecedented global hunger crisis already affecting hundreds of millions of people. The Independent

Last updated: 14 August 2022