Sustainable sanitation and gaps in global climate policy and financing

  title={Sustainable sanitation and gaps in global climate policy and financing},
  author={Sarah Dickin and Moustafa Bayoumi and Ricard Gin{\'e} and Kim Andersson and Alejandro Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={npj Clean Water},
Although sanitation systems are fundamental for human health and sustainable development, limited focus has been placed on their contributions to climate mitigation and adaptation. Climate change threatens existing systems, as well as efforts to increase services for 2.3 billion people who lack even a basic sanitation service. At the same time, the sanitation and wastewater sector directly produces emissions associated with breakdown of organic matter, and treatment processes require large… 

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  • G. HuttonC. Chase
  • Economics
    International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2016
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