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Tag Archives: Inequality

The coronavirus pandemic is already increasing inequality

Shutterstock Steve Schifferes, City, University of London So far, the impact of the coronavirus crisis has not been felt equally across the UK population in health and economic terms. If it is followed by a major recession, the effect on inequality could worsen dramatically. The risk of infection has varied depending on where you live. But within cities it is …

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Now’s the time to share ideas about the future for people and nature

What does a more desirable future for people and the planet look like. Shutterstock

What does a more desirable future for people and the planet look like. Shutterstock Laura Pereira, Stellenbosch University Nature is under pressure. Ecosystems are being degraded rapidly and a billion species are at risk of extinction. This is the shocking picture set out by an independent intergovernmental body, the Inter-governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The platform …

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Emissions inequality: there is a gulf between global rich and poor

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jag_cz / shutterstock Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex American congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently shook up environmental politics by releasing a broad outline of a Green New Deal – a plan to make the US a carbon-neutral economy in the next ten years, while reducing both poverty and inequality. Lauded by many as a radical and necessary step, president Trump responded …

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