Policy Brief: Environment and Inequality

Policy Brief: Environment and Inequality

Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

This policy brief discusses some important channels through which environmental degradation can exacerbate income inequality both within and between countries. It suggests some policy responses that can be taken to break the link between environmental degradation and inequality. This policy brief is based on chapter 3 of a recent report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) titled ‘Inequality in Asia and the Pacific in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, available here: http://www.unescap.org/publications/inequality-asiaand-pacific-era-2030-...

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