Eighty two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth, according to a new Oxfam report.
The United States, one of the world’s richest nations and the “land of opportunity”, is fast becoming a champion of inequality, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston.
Since 2009, a series of expert dialogues at the General Assembly of the United Nations has sought to define a new worldview based on a non-anthropocentric relationship with Nature. The resolutions contain different perspectives regarding the construction of a new paradigm in which the fundamental basis for right and wrong action concerning the environment is grounded not solely in human concerns.
Share The World's Resources is one of many signatories to the latest Civil Society Equity Review, which proposes a policy framework for a fair sharing of efforts and resources to meet the global commitments on keeping greenhouse gas emissions within safe limits.