Monday, 27.05.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland

Global Inequalities and Unsustainability - A Conversation with Lucas Chancel

Economic inequality and environmental degradation are among the greatest policy challenges of our time. Properly understanding global inequality trends and drivers, as well as their interactions with environmental degradation, is key to the transition towards sustainable societies.


In this seminar, Lucas Chancel presents new empirical research findings on global economic and environmental inequalities. He highlights the close link between social and environmental (in)justice, and discusses policy options that can address the unsustainability of economic inequality.

Lucas Chancel is an economist, specialized in inequality and in environmental policy. His work focuses on the measurement of economic inequality, its interactions with sustainable development and on the implementation of social and ecological policies. Lucas is Co-Director of the World Inequality Lab and of at the Paris Scool of Economics (PSE). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and Lecturer at Sciences Po.

About the series

This event is part of the series "Insights into Inequalities", generously supported by the Geneva office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, which will invite top-level speakers to share their cutting-edge research on inequalities, elites and social mobilization in various contexts. The series picks up the conversation from UNRISD's international conference, Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization.

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