Extreme Carbon Inequality | Oxfam International

Why the Paris climate deal must put the poorest, lowest emitting and most vulnerable people first

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About this paper

Author:
Timothy Gore, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Research, Oxfam’s GROW campaign
Post date:
2 December 2015

Climate change is inextricably linked to economic inequality: it is a crisis that is driven by the greenhouse gas emissions of the ‘haves’ that hits the ‘have-nots’ the hardest. While COP21 in Paris will see a deal negotiated between governments on the basis of the total emissions produced in their territories, the real winners and losers will be their citizens. The true test of the deal will be whether it delivers something for the poorest people who are both the least responsible for and the most vulnerable to climate change, wherever they live.

In this briefing Oxfam presents new data analysis that demonstrates the extent of global carbon inequality by estimating and comparing the lifestyle consumption emissions of rich and poor citizens in different countries.

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Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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