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We have 13 items tagged with ‘Inequality’.
  • Aerial view of a slum.

    Can we reduce urban poverty and inequality and achieve net zero cities?

    This year, World Habitat Day focuses on how cities can develop practical, workable plans for a carbon-free world. Over half the world’s population live in urban areas, so it’s unsurprising that cities are responsible for 75% of carbon emissions. Anna Walnycki and Tucker Landesman explain why efforts to achieve zero carbon cities will only be successful if they simultaneously address pervasive urban poverty and inequalities

    4 October 2021 | Blog | Poverty
  • Tackling gender inequality to promote inclusion and justice in society

    Tackling increasing inequalities in society is a complex and sensitive process but is a key part of IIED's institutional strategy. Reducing gender inequality is just one aspect. Rosalind Goodrich reports on recent progress to integrate this into our work

    6 July 2020 | Blog | Gender
  • People in a food market

    Mozambique case study shows that poverty is about much more than income

    Poverty is often defined by assessing income. But guest bloggers Sam Jones and Inge Tvedten say that using a wider lens can help to understand the social and political mechanisms that help to create and reproduce poverty

    29 August 2019 | Blog | Poverty
  • An oil rig silhouetted at sunset

    Critical theme: The polluter elite, inequality and the ecological crisis

    Independent researcher Dario Kenner has spent years studying the ‘polluter elite’ and how they have blocked the transition to a green economy. At a discussion at IIED's headquarters on 22 July, he showed that their personal wealth and interest in maintaining the status quo opens new options for campaigns.

    17 June 2019 | Event | Energy
  • What lies in store for the Earth in 2017? (Photo: Charles Strebor, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Fighting for the future – sustainable development and the battle for ideas in 2017

    Following the landmark global agreements on sustainable development sealed in 2015, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the end of 2016 prompted the question: can the world sustain this hard-fought momentum?

    4 January 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • Old Indonesia coins. In Indonesia, like the UK, the income of the poorest 40 per cent has to grow at twice the rate of the national average if the income gap is to stay the same (Photo: Anis Eka, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    How serious are the SDGs about tackling inequality?

    The international commitment to reducing inequality marks a welcome breakthrough. But without clearer targets for measuring progress, driving change to tackle rising inequality will be a challenge

    4 October 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • 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)

    Critical theme: tackling inequality and unsustainable consumption

    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

    21 April 2016 | Event | Economics
  • The world's top bankers discussed international financial systems at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Photo: Steinegger, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    It's time for the Davos super-rich to pay their fair share

    As the rich and powerful gather in Davos, IIED director Camilla Toulmin urges a change in attitudes to taxation to tackle growing inequality

    22 January 2015 | Blog | Economics
  • IIED director Camilla Toulmin discussed policies that foster equality on a SciDev.Net podcast (Photo: IIED)

    IIED director Camilla Toulmin on policies for equality

    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

    5 September 2014 | Article | Communication
  • Image of a solar panel, with light glinting off it.

    Green Growth and equity must go hand in hand

    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.

    13 June 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • A mom and her newborn baby at the Maternal & Child Health Training Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    New international development goals: score or miss?

    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’?

    5 June 2013 | Blog | Green economy
  • The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in the Great Hall of the People, uniformed in identical suits, red ties, and side-parts.

    China’s leadership transition

    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.

    27 November 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Occupy London protestors outside St Paul's Cathedral.

    Statistics: The middle tells you nothing about the extremes

    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.

    24 October 2012 | Blog | Climate change
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