Rich elites use climate debate to 'protect their own class interests' says French academic


In a new book, French academic Édouard Morena traces the emergence of climate class consciousnesses among the world's economic elites. According to the senior lecturer, the ultra-rich have become key players in the debate on climate change so they can promote green capitalism and guarantee their own financial interests. He spoke to Mickaël Correia.

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This week sees the publication of a book by French academic Édouard Morena which traces the way in which wealthy elites have become influential figures in climate policies since the start of the 2000s.