WASHINGTON, D.C.: The richest 1 percent of the global population are responsible for the same amount of carbon emissions as the world's poorest two-thirds, or 5 billion people, an analysis published Sunday (Monday in Manila) by the nonprofit Oxfam International showed.

While fighting the climate crisis is a shared challenge, not everyone is equally responsible and government policies must be tailored accordingly, Max Lawson, who co-authored the report, told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

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