Ending poverty and addressing climate change "one and the same"

Men chop down trees near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Tackling climate change is the only way to address poverty, according to the UN's leading expert on climate issues.

In fact, Christiana Figueres, head of the UN climate secretariat, UNFCCC, sees these two global concerns as "one and the same."

In just a few weeks' time world leaders will be meeting in Paris to agree a new treaty aimed at limiting global warming to below two degrees Celsius.

Ms Figueres believes more countries now recognize that taking action on climate change is in their self-interest.

Gita Bhatt caught up with her during the recent annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Peru.

Duration: 3'33"

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