Financing the global sharing economy (Executive summary)
Humanity is facing a global emergency. Extreme poverty and climate-related disasters are taking the lives of over 40,000 people every single day and severely affecting many millions of others. At the same time, dramatic cutbacks in public spending on social welfare and essential services are making it increasingly difficult for many families to meet their basic needs, even in the richest nations. This report demonstrates how governments could mobilise over $2.8 trillion every year to strengthen sharing economies across the world and reverse policies of economic austerity, prevent life-threatening deprivation and mitigate the human impacts of climate change.