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Socio-Economic Impacts

Socio-economic impacts refer to the way social and economic factors influence one another, for example within local communities or households. Socio-economic systems can also impact the environment and they can be affected by the environment.

Through interlinked systems, these interactions can lead to global impact. Local economies, food insecurity, and environmental hazards are all negative effects that are a direct outcome of socio-economic systems. Socio-economic systems can also be impacted by changes in the enviornment, including extreme weather and flooding.

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