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

7 December, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College, USA
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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