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Kelly Oct 2021 Inequality Emissions and Sustainable Human Wellbeing


Date/Time: October 21st , 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM IST

Invited talk title: Inequality Emissions and Sustainable Human Wellbeing

Speaker: (opens in a new window)Dr Orla Kelly


Abstract: National and international income inequality has adverse social consequences and drives ecological degradation, thereby undermining national efforts to promote sustainable human wellbeing. In this talk, I discuss results of my recent research, with coauthors Ryan Thombs and Anndrew Jorgenson, which explores the relationship between income inequality, GHG emission and human wellbeing in the context of the United States.  Our findings reveals complex associations between primary energy use and GHG emissions and life expectancy. It also contradicts the assumption that emissions reductions will necessitate trade-offs in human well-being in wealthy nations

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For more information please contact Dr Orla Kelly ((opens in a new window)Orla.Kelly@ucd.ie

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