Economics

Shift: Action for Pension Wealth and Planet HealthTell your pension fund to protect your pension and the planet. Canada’s top ten pension funds alone manage over $1.5 trillion. How these funds invest your retirement dollars is a major factor in how quickly we can transition to a low-carbon economy while growing your pension in a warming world. The decisions of pension funds influence whether businesses in Canada and around the world build electric cars and solar panels, or diesel engines and coal-fired power plants.

CONFRONTING CARBON INEQUALITY
From 1990 to 2015:
• The richest 10% of the world’s population (c.630 million people) were responsible for 52% of the cumulative carbon emissions – depleting the global carbon budget by nearly a third (31%) in those 25 years alone;
• The richest 1% (c.63 million people) alone were responsible for 15% of cumulative emissions, and 9% of the carbon budget – twice as much as the poorest half of the world’s population.
OXFAM MEDIA BRIEFING 21 SEPTEMBER 2020


Doughnut Economics A healthy economy should be designed to thrive not grow. What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,”


EU Circular Economy Action Plan The new Action Plan announces initiatives along the entire life cycle of products, targeting for example their design, promoting circular economy processes, fostering sustainable consumption, and aiming to ensure that the resources used are kept in the EU economy for as long as possible.


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