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Paper: shift the focus from the super-poor to the super-rich

Paper: shift the focus from the super-poor to the super-rich

The estimated carbon footprint of a typical super-rich household of two people

Carbon mitigation efforts often focus on the world’s poorest people, dealing with topics such as food and energy security, and increased emissions potential from projected population, income and consumption growth. However, more policies are needed that target people at the opposite end of the social ladder — the super-rich.

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Otto, IM, Mi, KM, Dubrovsky, K, Lucht, W (2019),
Shift the focus from the super-poor to the super-rich,
Nature Climate Change 9, 82-84 (2019),
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0402-3.

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