VKS: New report shows top 1% have greater emissions than 5 billion people


According to a new report from Oxfam Canada, the top 1% wealthiest people pollute more than 2/3 of the world, or roughly 5 billion people. Much of this comes from investments made by the super-wealthy in industries causing greater emissions.

Oxfam Canada policy manager Ian Thomson joins Vassy Kapelos to talk through what those numbers mean and potential solutions, including proposing taxation directed to green initiatives.