Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy

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The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future

From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from extreme inequality to ecological collapse, our world is facing dire and deeply interconnected emergencies. But as much as the present moment painfully underscores the weaknesses of our economic system, it also gives us the rare opportunity to reimagine it. As we seek to rebuild our world, we can and must end the carbon economy.

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This moment creates an opportunity to bring about a better future for ourselves and our children

This letter has been signed by more than 100 economists. See the full list of signatories here

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