30 Jul '15, 8am

10 steps 96% emissions reductions needed by 2030 & generate economic benefits

10 steps 96% emissions reductions needed by 2030 & generate economic benefits

Momentum is building for a low-carbon economy. Evidence shows that businesses, investors and governments are realizing that strong climate action is a major opportunity for better growth. Construction of new clean power generation exceeded that of fossil fuels for the first time in 2013. The market for low-carbon and environmental goods and services is now worth more than $5.5 trillion globally, and is growing. And in 2014, for the first time in four decades, the world economy grew while emissions stayed flat. Still, we’ve got to go further. Science says that we’ll need to emit 85 percent less CO2 per dollar of GDP by 2050 than we do today in order to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, and prevent the worst impacts of climate change. A new report shows us how we can get there while driving economic growth. Today, the Global Commission on the Economy and Cl...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2015/07/multi-trillion-dollar-opp...

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