Inequality

A gold-plated "supercar". London's newspapers recently reported on a Saudi Arabian prince who had four gold-plated sports cars flown to London for his use while on holiday (Photo: Alexandre Prévot, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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On 20 April IIED hosted a discussion meeting to look at how organisations and researchers can collaborate to develop policies that could reduce inequality and lessen the impact of over consumption on the environment
The world's top bankers discussed international financial systems at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Photo: swiss-image.ch/Remy Steinegger, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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As the rich and powerful gather in Davos, IIED director Camilla Toulmin urges a change in attitudes to taxation to tackle growing inequality
IIED director Camilla Toulmin discussed policies that foster equality on a SciDev.Net podcast (Photo: IIED)
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Camilla Toulmin, director of IIED, discussed policies that foster equality and the need to tackle those which keep poor people poor when she was interviewed for a podcast produced by SciDev.Net
Image of a solar panel, with light glinting off it.
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The OECD’s latest report begins to bridge the growing divide between international institutions’ focus on green growth, and developing countries’ need for greater equity.
A mom and her newborn baby at the Maternal & Child Health Training Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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The UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel has published their set of recommendations for international development. What is the verdict? How do they ‘score’?
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in the Great Hall of the People, uniformed in identical suits, red ties, and side-parts.
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China’s new conservative leadership means any changes to help the country's environment will come through the existing policy framework, and not an overhaul of the system.
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No one unequivocally and wholeheartedly said development assistance worked at yesterday’s debate on whether it had a future. All three panel speakers saw the need for a radical change in approach.
Occupy London protestors outside St Paul's Cathedral.
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Humans are made up of two halves – the heart and head, and the lower bit, "stomach, sex and kicks.” Focusing on the middle tells you nothing about the two extreme halves.
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