EDITORIAL

An Opportunity We Cannot Waste

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Science  03 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5936, pp. 11
DOI: 10.1126/science.1175089

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The struggles against world poverty are more challenging than ever, given the global financial crisis. At the London G-20 summit in April, leaders of the world's largest economies acknowledged that financial recovery could be sustained only if progress is made in alleviating world poverty. Thus, the path to stable worldwide recovery requires that the issues of economic growth, development, and poverty be seen as linked with the key drivers of food, water, and health, just as climate change is now linked to the key drivers of energy and environment.