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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

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Climate Change  |  Wealth  |  United Nations

Reuters  |  Geneva 

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, ...

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First Published: Wed, June 26 2019. 08:28 IST
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