Fight climate change to fight poverty: World Bank VP for Middle East

If the world is to fight poverty then it must also fight climate change, a top official with the World Bank has said.

The Bank’s Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, Hafez Ghanem, made the declaration at the latest UN climate change conference in Morocco, known as COP22.

He said two years ago, poor farmers there saw their cereal crops decline by half due to a severe reduction in rainfall.

Basma Baghall asked Mr Ghanem about a World Bank climate action plan for the region.

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Source: United Nations Radio.