Reduce inequality within and among countries:
By disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable groups, climate change and `natural` disasters contribute to exacerbate existing inequalities within and across countries.
On the other hand, environment can contribute to the reduction of inequity, including through sound management of natural resources and critical ecosystems, as well as supporting institutional arrangements regarding the use and access to natural resources. Lack of access to natural resources on the other hand is a major contributor to inequality.
Targets linked to the environment:
- Target 10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard