When Joe Biden is the great hope for global change, it’s hard to feel overly optimistic.
Flattening inequality between and within countries could allow everyone a good standard of living within a liveable climate.
Whether the pandemic’s effect on inequality will be felt for many years to come will depend on the response.
With half the global workforce facing job loss, massive stimulus packages are needed to revive emerging economies and reduce mass unemployment, poverty and starvation.
Never mind the future – rich countries have already benefited from climate change, while poor countries have suffered dramatic economic losses.
We wear the evidence of extreme inequality – clothing made by workers in Bangladesh for 35 cents an hour. But we know how to reduce inequality – we just have to do it.
A critical review of research into inequality shows the formula for reducing it is surprisingly simple.
Global warming will be most noticeable where the weather doesn’t normally vary much, such as the tropics. But these places are also home to many of the world’s poorest and least culpable nations.
Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level.
Amid rising inequality, two inclusionary planning instruments are at work to combat it in Indonesia. But without better enforcement, their full benefits will not be realised