Results & impact 11 May 2023
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- Climate Inequality Report 2023
Fair taxes to tackle climate inequality
How might climate and wealth be linked? It is now clearly established that vulnerability to a range of climate impacts is closely linked to income and wealth, not just between countries but also within them.
The World Inequality Database recently published a new report on climate inequality, with a dual aim. Firstly, to shed light on the various dimensions of climate inequality in a systematic and detailed analysis, focusing on low- and middle-income countries. Secondly, to suggest pathways to development cooperation, and tax and social policies that tackle climate inequalities. The recommendations made are based on the insights in the report, together with additional empirical work and interviews with experts.
Climate Inequality Report 2023, Fair Taxes for a Sustainable Future in the Global South - WID - World Inequality Database
- Lucas Chancel, Sciences Po, World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- Philipp Bothe, World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- Tancrède Voituriez, CIRAD, IDDRI, Sciences Po
For donors and cooperation actors, the journey starts at home, with dedication to raise ambition in mitigation efforts and global adaptation funding. International transfers won’t be sufficient however. Other resources are needed and could be channelled through reforms in tax systems, both internationally (multinational taxation) and in developing countries.