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Forida, who earns about 35 cents (AUD) an hour as a garment worker, subsists on watery rice when her family’s money runs out so her son may eat better. GMB Akash/Panos/OxfamAUS

There are many good ideas to tackle inequality – it’s time we acted on them

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.
Poor tropical nations are likely to feel the effects of climate change most acutely. Apiguide/Shutterstock.com

Why blowing the 1.5C global warming goal will leave poor tropical nations sweating most of all

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.
Income equality creates both spatial and social divides within cities. Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

How to use the power of urban planning to tackle inequality

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

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