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Head of Climate & Circular Economy Prog @ieep_eu, Ex-@Oxfam Head of Policy on Climate/Food/Land, Ex-@collegeofeurope #Inequality #Climate #EUGreenDeal own views
Nov 5, 2021 9 tweets 12 min read
New paper today estimates the per capita emissions gaps for 1.5C of global income groups in 2030, based on NDCs

Richest 1% set for footprints 30x 1.5C-aligned global level
Richest 10% - 9x higher
Middle 40% - 2x higher
Poorest 50% - 2x lower
@IEEP_eu @Oxfam @SEIclimate #COP26 In absolute terms, the consumption emissions of the richest 10% in 2030 are set to nearly amount to the global total in 2030 compatible with 1.5C (18Gt)

The poorest 90% are set to only just exceed that level

This is the #inequality behind the #emissionsgap
Nov 4, 2021 10 tweets 11 min read
Ahead of tomorrow's release of new @IEEP_eu @Oxfam @SEIclimate estimates of #carboninequality in 2030, based on the #NDCs...

...Here's a reminder of our work last year, as featured in the @UNEP #emissionsgap rpt 2020 🧵

#COP26 #COP26Glasgow

From 1990-2015, global cumulative emissions roughly doubled. Over half of these emissions (52%) were driven by the consumption of the richest 10% of people, using up 1/3 of the remaining carbon budget for 1.5C. The richest 1% drove twice as much as the poorest 50% combined...
Feb 18, 2021 12 tweets 10 min read
What can we learn from the 'global land rush' about the risks of large-scale land-based carbon removal in climate mitigation strategies?

A 🧵to put the numbers - like #Shell's reference to needing a new 700Mha forest - into some context 700Mha sounds a lot, & it is.

From 2000-2016 - during the 'global land rush' - @Land_Matrix documented contracted large-scale land deals covering c. 25Mha

That period tells us a lot about the risks of large-scale reliance on land for carbon removals
Dec 8, 2020 12 tweets 8 min read
Our latest report - 'Confronting Carbon Inequality in the EU: Why the European Green Deal must tackle inequality while cutting emissions' is here: oxfam.org/en/research/co… It builds on our earlier work with @SEIclimate using the same dataset. Here's a thread with the key findings The EU as a whole was responsible for 15% of global cumulative consumption emissions 1990-2015, but the responsibility was not equally shared among EU citizens. Richest 10% = over 1/4 of the total = about the same as the poorest 50% of Europeans combined