World's Richest People At The Heart Of The Climate Problem
Provided By - Video Elephant on April 13, 2021
According to the UN, the world’s wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%.
Between 1990 and 2015 the world’s richest people contributed to 37% of emissions growth.
A report from the Cambridge Sustainability Commission says rich people must adjust their lifestyles to help tackle climate change.
The best place to start is over-consumption among the polluting elites who contribute by far more than their share of carbon emissions, Professor Peter Newell, Lead Author of Report.
Professor Newell says that wealthy people “must fly less and drive less”.
He also suggests that people with large homes should ensure they are well-insulated and install solar panels.
The goals of the Paris Agreement won't be met unless major lifestyle changes are made among the richest in society.