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1.1. Increasing resilience through a low-carbon economy transition Climate change and environmental degradation have increasingly taken a toll on economies and human lives. According to the United Nations, climate change entails long-term variations in temperature and weather patterns leading to severe droughts and fires, water shortages, floods, rising sea levels, and biodiversity decline. The onslaught of such events negatively impacts employment through the displacement of workers, disruptions to business activities, and damage to infrastructure—threatening the economy, reducing productivity, and destroying jobs (International Labour Organization [ILO], 2022). 

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