Covid has accelerated intergenerational inequality. Young climate activists could back UK proposals to expand solar farms, defying Baby Boomer objections.
Professor Richard Wilkinson and Dr Mamphela Ramphele spoke about global inequality this morning at the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference. We know that it’s a big problem with few easy answers in the context of sustainable development.
Governments are responding to public disgust at financial greed by increasing taxes for high earners. But it’s a reminder that becoming a little less rich does not address extreme global inequalities.