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Why income inequality is bad for the climate

While overall prosperity has increased in recent decades, growth has not been just Image: REUTERS/Leif R Jansson/Scanpix

Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson

Deputy President, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)


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Data from OECD, “Divided we stand”/OECD Income Distribution and Poverty. Note: refers to adjusted disposable household income.
Data from Garbinti, Goupille-Lebret and Piketty (2017). Note: distribution of pre-tax national income among equal-split adults in France. The unit is the adult individual (20 and over; the income of a married couple is split in two).

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