30 Jun '14, 10am

World Bank: tackle global warming and add $2 trillion to global economy, save a million lives

World Bank: tackle global warming and add $2 trillion to global economy, save a million lives

The right policy choices can deliver significant benefits to lives, jobs, crops, energy, and GDP - as well as emissions reductions to combat climate change. A new report by the World Bank and the ClimateWorks Foundation says tackling global warming now would also save as many as 94,000 lives a year from pollution-related diseases and reduce crop losses, or an aggregate million lives. The report - 'Climate-Smart Development: Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity, End Poverty and Combat Climate Change ' - shows the potential gains from scaling up pro-climate policies. "The report's findings show clearly that the right policy choices can deliver significant benefits to lives, jobs, crops, energy, and GDP - as well as emissions reductions to combat climate change ", World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said. Written in advance of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki...

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