What do we know about socio-economic inequalities in emerging and developing countries? How are they changing? What are the causes and consequences? How can they be reduced? How can they be taken into account in development policies in the current context, where the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates them?

After three years of research, the EU-AFD Research Facility on Inequalities holds its final conference. Conference sessions take place online from 22 – 25 March, 2021 and feature a list of speakers which includes Thomas Piketty, Branco Milanović, Murray Leibbrandt, Nora Lustig, and many others. Carlos Gradín presents during Session 1.2, ‘Climate change, natural resources and inequality’, on 23 March between 10:00 – 12:00. See the detailed conference agenda here.

Session 1.2 details:

The negative effects of inequality and climate change on socioeconomic outcomes are mutually reinforcing and difficult to disentangle. This session will focus on projects that have studied not only the links between environmental changes and inequality but also how strategies to respond to climate change, such as agroecology, might affect income distribution.

Setting the scene: Carlos Gradín (UNU-WIDER)


Climate variability and inequalities in Indonesia and in Vietnam – Grazia Pacillo  

Inequalities and environmental changes in the Lower Mekong river basin – Linh Huynh

Agroecology and income inequalities in rural regions in Senegal – Moussa Sall

Discussant: Stefano Signore

Moderated by: Suyin Aerts