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1.0Potential energy savings from buildings upgradesIf $279billion were invested in the US in retrofitting buildings with eco solutions, it would yield more than $1 trillion in energy savings over 10 years—equal to 30% of the country’s annual spending on electricity.earning2017Drawdownhttps://www.drawdown.org/
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1.2Green Deal for carbon-neutral EUTo turn the EU into a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Half the funds will come from the EU budget, the rest from investors. (EUR1tn)helping2020
European Parliament
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20200109STO69927/europe-s-one-trillion-climate-finance-plan
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1.4Global fashion industryearning2019Common Objectivehttps://www.commonobjective.co/article/the-size-of-the-global-fashion-retail-market
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1.7Cost of obesity to the USAThe estimate includes $480.7 billion in direct health-care costs and $1.24 trillion in lost productivity, losing2018Milken Institutehttp://www.milkeninstitute.org/newsroom/press-releases/view/348
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1.8Global military spendingfighting2018SIPRIhttps://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2019/world-military-expenditure-grows-18-trillion-2018
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1.9Global crime revenuethe trafficking of drugs, arms, humans, human organs, and cultural property; counterfeiting, illegal wildlife crime, illegal fishing, illegal logging, illegal mining, and crude oil theft.losing2020Global Financial Integrityhttps://gfintegrity.org/report/transnational-crime-and-the-developing-world/
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2.0Joe Biden's Clean Energy RevolutionJoe Biden's plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Calls for 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations, ending fossil fuel subsidies, and funding research into clean tech. Doesn't end fracking, and wants to use carbon-capture tech to deal with fossil fuel emissions rather than ending fossil fuels all together.spending2020CNNhttps://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/joe-biden-clean-energy-plan/index.html
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2Applemarket valuehoarding2020NY Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/technology/apple-2-trillion.html
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2.0UK gov debtlosing2020Reutershttps://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-britain-debt/british-public-debt-tops-two-trillion-pounds-for-first-time-idUKKBN25H0JO
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2.7India GDP2018earning2018Googlehttps://www.google.com/search?safe=off&ei=EY4_X-_SM4eutQaNgargDg&q=UK+gdp&oq=UK+gdp&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAAyBAgAEEMyBwgAELEDEEMyBAgAEEMyBAgAEEMyBAgAEEMyAggAMgIIADIFCAAQsQMyBggAEAcQHlDglQFY95YBYIKZAWgAcAB4AIABqwGIAckCkgEDMC4ymAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpesABAQ&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwivn7-s-KvrAhUHV80KHY2ACuwQ4dUDCAw&uact=5
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2.7France GDP2018earning2018Googlehttps://www.google.com/search?safe=off&ei=EY4_X-_SM4eutQaNgargDg&q=UK+gdp&oq=UK+gdp&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAAyBAgAEEMyBwgAELEDEEMyBAgAEEMyBAgAEEMyBAgAEEMyAggAMgIIADIFCAAQsQMyBggAEAcQHlDglQFY95YBYIKZAWgAcAB4AIABqwGIAckCkgEDMC4ymAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpesABAQ&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwivn7-s-KvrAhUHV80KHY2ACuwQ4dUDCAw&uact=5
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2.8UK GDP2018earning2018Googlehttps://www.google.com/search?safe=off&ei=EY4_X-_SM4eutQaNgargDg&q=UK+gdp&oq=UK+gdp&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAAyBAgAEEMyBwgAELEDEEMyBAgAEEMyBAgAEEMyBAgAEEMyAggAMgIIADIFCAAQsQMyBggAEAcQHlDglQFY95YBYIKZAWgAcAB4AIABqwGIAckCkgEDMC4ymAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpesABAQ&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwivn7-s-KvrAhUHV80KHY2ACuwQ4dUDCAw&uact=5
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3.6US healthcare spendingspending2018CMShttps://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsHistorical
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3.9Germany GDPearning2018CNNhttps://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=germany+GDP&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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4.2Global wellness industryearning2018Fast Companyhttps://www.fastcompany.com/90247896/these-10-market-trends-turned-wellness-into-a-4-2-trillion-global-industry
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4.4US government budgetspending2019US Govhttps://www.cbo.gov/publication/56324
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4.5China's Belt & Road initiativeMedian estimate. Estimates vary widely.spending2019Centre for Strategic & International Studieshttps://www.csis.org/analysis/how-big-chinas-belt-and-road
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4.7Global education spendingFrom all donors, public and private.helping2019UNESCOhttps://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000265866
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4.7To meet the United Nation's SDGs Sustainable Development Goals, per yearAnnual cost of meeting sustainable development goals in lower & middle-income & developing countries by 2030spending2015WorldBankhttp://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/744701582827333101/pdf/Understanding-the-Cost-of-Achieving-the-Sustainable-Development-Goals.pdf
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4.9Japan GDP2018. $4.9tn.earning2018Googlehttps://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=japan+GDP&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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5.8Top 20 internet companies market capMicrosoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent, Netflix, Adobe, Paypal, Salesforce, Booking.com, Uber, Recruit Holdings, ServiceNow, Workday, Meituan-Dianping, JD.Com, Baidu, NetEase, Ebayearning2020Statistahttps://www.statista.com/statistics/277483/market-value-of-the-largest-internet-companies-worldwide/
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5.8China's suspected hidden debtestimatedhoarding2018Reutershttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-debt/china-local-governments-hidden-debt-could-total-5-8-trillion-sp-idUSKCN1MQ0JH
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6.4US post 9/11 warsAfghanistan, Iraq etcSince 2001. Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan.

Syria has cost $54 billion, Pakistan has cost $10 billion, the post-9/11 homeland security mission known as Operation Noble Eagle has cost $23 billion and other war funds for Africa and Europe have cost $137 billion, the study adds."
fighting2020CNBChttps://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/20/us-spent-6point4-trillion-on-middle-east-wars-since-2001-study.html
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1.8-Afghanistan & Iraq"funds for Iraq and Afghanistan make up $1.8 trillion of its total alone, with Iraq costing $822 billion and Afghanistan costing $975 billion.fighting2020The Hillhttps://thehill.com/policy/defense/416663-study-us-has-spent-nearly-6t-on-war-since-9-11
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7.7Savings from wind turbines over 30 yearsAt a combined cost of $1.8 trillion, wind turbines can deliver net savings of $7.7 trillion over three decades of operation.saving2020Drawdownhttps://www.drawdown.org/solutions/onshore-wind-turbines
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1.8-install costsspending
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7.8Global health spendEquivalent to 10% of GDP. 60% public, 40% private funding.spending2019WHOhttps://www.who.int/health_financing/documents/health-expenditure-report-2019.pdf?ua=1
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3.6-USAspending2019CMShttps://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsHistorical
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7.8Total external debt of low and middle income countriesowing2019World Bankhttps://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/international-debt-statistics-2020-external-debt-stock-low-and-middle-income-countries#:~:text=Net%20debt%20inflows%20(gross%20disbursements,%2C%20down%2029%25%20excluding%20China.
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7.8To eliminate the use of all fossil fuels for energy in the U.SThe plan creates 3.1 million more U.S. jobs than the business-as-usual case, and saves 63,000 lives from air pollution per year. It reduces energy, health, and climate costs 1.3, 0.7, and 3.1 trillion dollars per year
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8.9All billionairestotal wealthTotal combined wealth of all the world's 1,810 billionaireshoarding2018Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-10-26/billionaires-wealth-swells-to-record-8-9-trillion-video
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1.2-China'sTotal wealth of 389 billionaires - including Jack Ma (Alibaba), Zhang Yiming (TikTok), Hui Ka Yan (real estate), Wang Jianlin (real estate), Qing Yingin (pig farming), Qian Ying (pig farming), Larry Xiangdong Chen (GSX Techdu - online tutoring), Ma Huateng (media), He Xiangjian (home appliances), Yang Huiyan (real estate), William Lei Deng (online games)hoarding2020Forbeshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferwang/2020/04/07/the-10-richest-chinese-billionaires-in-2020/#64336b3d19a9
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3.4-America'sincluding top five: Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellisonhoarding2020Forbeshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/05/21/the-net-worth-of-americas-600-plus-billionaires-has-increased-by-more-than-400-billion-during-the-pandemic/#51d82f2c4a61
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9.3Total corporate debtlosing2020Reutershttps://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-corpdebt/coronavirus-bringing-record-1-trillion-of-new-global-corporate-debt-in-2020-report-idUKKCN24D0UP
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10.1Potential revenue from nature-positive businessesnew opportunities & 400 million jobsFood, land & ocean use ($3.6tr), Infrastructure enhancement ($3tr), clean energy ($3.5tr)earning2020World Economic Forumhttps://www.weforum.org/press/2020/07/395-million-new-jobs-by-2030-if-businesses-prioritize-nature-says-world-economic-forum
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11.0Estimated cost of reparations to black Americans for slaveryhelping2020Roosevelt Institute
https://rooseveltinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/RI_Report_ResurrectingthePromiseof40Acres_202005.pdf
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13.6China GDPearning2018CNNhttps://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=china+GDP&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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14.0US Household debt
mortgages, car loans etc
owing2018Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-11/u-s-household-debt-exceeds-14-trillion-for-the-first-time
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1.5-Student debtowing2018Bloomberg
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14.1Funds de-invested from fossil fuel companiesAlmost 1000 institutional investors have collectively pledged to divest this amount from fossil fuelshelping2020Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/10/fossil-fuel-divestment-funds-rise-to-6tn
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15.0Cost of the 2007/08 financial crisis2008-2012losing2012Wall Street Journalhttp://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/10/01/total-global-losses-from-financial-crisis-15-trillion/
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15.0Coronvirus government bailouts & measuresto date2020Reutershttps://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-cenbank-graphic/15-trillion-and-counting-global-stimulus-so-far-idUKKBN22N2EP
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16.5For the world to meet Paris climate change targets by 2030$16.5tn. 2015. Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy & improving efficiency of appliances & manufacturing, by 2030. spending2015Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-13/climate-deal-requires-16-5-trillion-investment-to-cut-pollution
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17.5"Medicare For All" - universal healthcare for everyone in the USA 10 year costhelping2019BBChttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/51662741
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1.8-per yearhelping2019BBChttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/51662741
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20.5US GDP2018earning2018Googlehttps://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=US+GDP&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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22.6Combined revenues of all Fortune 500 companiesCombined revenues of Fortune 500 companies.earning2019Fortunehttps://fortune.com/fortune500/2019/
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25.2World's 10 largest central banks
Value of total assets
USA, EU, JP, DE, FR, IT, CH, ES, BR, UKbanking2019SWFIhttps://www.swfinstitute.org/fund-rankings/central-bank
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25.0US government debtowing2020Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_of_the_United_States
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26.5Wealth hidden offshore by the richEstimates range from $21-32tn. hoarding2012Mother Joneshttp://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/super-rich-trillions-offshore-tax-havens
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26.8Likely cost of Coronavirus to the world losing2020Market Insiderhttps://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/coronavirus-pandemic-cost-global-economy-82-trillion-cambridge-study-2020-5-1029218887#
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3.3-optimistic estimatelosing2020Market Insiderhttps://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/coronavirus-pandemic-cost-global-economy-82-trillion-cambridge-study-2020-5-1029218887#
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29World's oil wealthearning2018World Bankhttps://datacatalog.worldbank.org/dataset/wealth-accounting
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73.0Cost of Global Green Deal to eliminate 99.7% of carbon emissions by 2050Stanford study on how 143 nations can reach 100% clean, renewable energywould pay for itself over time by energy sales,
only requires 0.17% of the 143 countries' total land area for new infrastructure
winning2020Stanford Uni
https://phys.org/news/2019-12-country-green-stanford-paths-countries.html
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20.0-yearly savings in health & climate costs2020Stanford Unihttps://phys.org/news/2017-08-countries-powered-percent-solar-energy.html
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74.0Net worth of world's wealthiest individuals $1 million+ in assetshoarding2020Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-09/world-s-rich-question-high-fees-with-wealth-hitting-74-trillion
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86.0World GDPearning2019Fortunehttps://fortune.com/fortune500/2019/
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89.0Infrastructure investment required before 2030 to keep the world below 2 degrees increase in global temperatureInfrastructure spending required to keep within the internationally agreed limit of a 2 degree celsius temperature increase, by 2030.spending2015World Bankhttp://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/04/18/raising-trillions-for-climate-finance
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158.0Total wealth of the 1%Anyone with $936,000 in assetsCash & assets owned by the richest 1% of people worldwide.hoarding2019Credit Suissehttps://www.credit-suisse.com/about-us/en/reports-research/global-wealth-report.html
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255.0Global debtlosing2020Institute of International Financehttps://www.iif.com/Portals/0/Files/content/Research/Global%20Debt%20Monitor_April2020.pdf
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