The world is on course for “climate apartheid”, where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor bear the brunt, a UN human rights report said on Tuesday. The report, submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by its special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, said business was supposed to play a vital role in coping with climate change, but could not be relied on to look after the poor. “An over-reliance on the private sector could lead to a climate apartheid scenario in which the wealthy pay to escape overheating, ...
In 'climate apartheid', rich will save themselves while poor suffer: UN
An over-reliance on the private sector could lead to a climate apartheid scenario: UN