Carbon inequality: Emissions of richest 1% twice that of poorest 50%
24 September 2020 | 7:15 am
They make up just one percent of the world's population but produce more pollution than the poorest 50 percent. The rich are racing through Earth's finite carbon budget, which scientists warn could run out within a decade. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Oxfam. Armelle Le Comte, climate and energy advocacy manager at the NGO, tells us systematic change is urgently required as the amount of emissions produced globally has doubled in 25 years.