The Effects of Poverty on the Environment
Saintéus Jean Edner
Geographic focus: Haiti / Port-au-Prince
Date completed: 2002
Poverty is one of the principal causes of environmental degradation. Saintéus Jean Edner, a student from Port-au-Prince, examined the direct and indirect effects of poverty on Haiti’s natural environment. He recommended public awareness campaigns, reforestation, and initiatives designed to reduce poverty.
Topics / keywords: Poverty; Pollution