7
Dec
2017

Climate change, inequality and time use: Double-dividend approaches to emission reduction

Date:
7 December, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker:
Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College, USA
Venue:
London School of Economics, Room 1.04, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2A 3PH

Part of the Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy seminar series 2017/18 

Juliet Schor is author of many books including Plenitude; The Overworked American; and The Overspent American. Researcher into time, consumption and sustainability. In this talk Professor Schor will discuss a series of papers that look at two variables that have received little attention in the discussions of emissions reductions: domestic concentrations of income and wealth, and working hours. We find strong relationships between inequality, time use and emissions at a variety of scales (global, OECD, and US cross-state). This line of research suggests the possibility of double-dividend policies that will reduce inequality, working hours, and emissions.

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