ought to the wealthy be made to pay?

ought to the wealthy be made to pay?

Who pollutes essentially the most in France and on this planet? Who ought to pay for the transition? By analyzing the query of social inequalities and greenhouse fuel emissions, the economist Lucas Chancel defends the concept that these two points have to be tackled head-on. He remembers that half of the French emit round 5 tonnes of CO2 per 12 months, whereas the wealthiest 10% are over twenty-five tonnes per 12 months. He pleads for higher redistribution and a rise in taxes on the wealthiest to make sure a good and efficient local weather transition.

Lucas Chancel is an economist, specialist in inequalities and the surroundings. He’s additionally co-director of Global Inequality Lab on theParis School of Economics (PES). He is likely one of the authors, with Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, of International Inequality Report. Clarification: after recording this podcast, he co-signed a column calling for assist for the Nupes coalition within the legislative elections of June 12 and 19.

An episode produced by Adèle Ponticelli, directed by Amandine Robillard, who additionally composed the unique music.

For additional

An article from World which summarizes the details of the International Inequality Report

A column by Thomas Piketty for The world in regards to the International Inequality Report

“Human heat” is a weekly podcast of reflection and debate on methods to face the local weather problem. Hearken to a brand new episode free of charge each Tuesday, on Lemonde.fr, Apple Podcast, Acast The place Spotify. Discover all of the episodes right here.

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