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Why Climate-Change Issues Are Relevant to Poverty Law Advocates

By Steven Fischbach

The legal and policy issues surrounding climate change and the emerging green economy seem far removed from the daily work of poverty law and legal aid advocates, but in fact these environmental issues directly intersect with the legal problems affecting low-income clients and can be relevant to a legal advocate's practice. Understanding the interaction of climate change, the green economy, and poverty law, advocates can find ways to improve their clients' lives in response to a changing climate.

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