While world leaders struggle at UN talks in Doha to agree on measures to halt climate change, governments at home are facing difficult decisions on the austerity measures needed to tackle the current economic crisis.
It might appear like these two issues are pulling at the opposite ends of the same string, competing for scarce resources, but that does not need to be the case.
Addressing climate change can stimulate the economy, create jobs and pave the road to recovery and a sustainable future. Considering the economic crisis to be a priority, but ignoring the climate emergency will only lead to greater disaster.
Creating a green economy will require investments to reduce CO2 emissions and although this will involve initial up-front costs, these investments also represent a sti... Read more >