The Spotlight Report 2020 unpacks the COVID-19 emergency, and calls for a radical redistribution of economic power and resources; bold regulation of global finance; and multilateral solidarity for the common good.
The richest one percent of the world’s population are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the 3.1 billion people who made up the poorest half of humanity during a critical 25-year period of unprecedented emissions growth.
An analysis released Wednesday by an international think tank warns that as the world's population continues to climb toward and possibly surpass 10 billion by 2050, ecological disasters and armed conflict could forcibly displace roughly 10% of humanity—or about 1.2 billion people.
The day humanity exceeds Earth's biocapacity this year, Earth Overshoot Day, falls on August 22, three weeks later than in 2019. The shift is due to the pandemic, but can the contraction happen by design, not disaster?