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How can the ecological impact of the richest 1% be reduced at a time of extreme inequality?
26th February 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Seminar with Dario Kenner
1.00-2.30 Friday 26 February 2016, IDS room 221
Recent research by Oxfam and French economists Thomas Piketty and Lucas Chancel indicates that the richest 1% of people in many countries, including the United Kingdom, have huge per capita carbon footprints compared to the rest of the population. The fact that richer people have a larger ecological impact is not that surprising. The question is what to do about it. Dario Kenner, who has recently published a working paper on the inequality of overconsumption, will talk about the difficulty in getting the richest 1% to reduce their negative impact on the environment.
About Dario Kenner
Dario Kenner is an independent researcher who launched whygreeneconomy.org in 2013 as a space to share ideas on the policies that should be adopted to address climate change and biodiversity loss. He has extensive experience of working on the environment and in international development, including lobbying at UN climate change conferences and Rio+20. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University.
Hosted by the Centre for Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex and the STEPS Centre.