Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Environmental Report Sees Economic Opportunities
Report says economic growth is possible even while tackling climate change.
A week before heads of state meet at the United Nations to discuss climate change, a major report on Tuesday from global political, environmental, and industry leaders says it's possible to grow the world economy while tackling global warming.
Global leaders "realize there is serious risk of climate change in the future," former Mexican President Felipe Calderón, who chaired the group behind the report, told reporters Thursday. "However there is a general perception that taking responsible actions in order to tackle climate change could reduce economic growth and the creation of jobs or other goals."
"Yes, it is possible to get economic growth and tackle climate change," he said.
The key, the report said, will be revising national economic policies in the next