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Economic growth and environmental sustainability

There are political and business leaders who do not care if economic growth causes environmental damage, and there are environmental advocates who do not believe you can have economic growth without causing environmental damage. In a New York Times piece on the climate and economics discussions at Davos, Mark Landler and Somini Sengupta reported that: "Critics pointed to a contradiction that they said the corporate world had been unable to resolve: how to assuage the appetite for economic growth, based on gross domestic product, with the urgent need to check carbon emissions. 'It's truly a contradiction,' said Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. 'It's difficult to see if the current G.D.P.-based model of economic growth can go hand-in-hand with rapid cutting of emissions,' he said."  Read more.....

 

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