Just how real are the dangers posed by global warming? And what, if anything, can we do about it? Enjoli Liston asks a selection of public figures who ought to know what they are talking about.
Published: Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Economist and globalisation expert
There is a real opportunity for any country to grab a big piece of the low-carbon green economy pie, and this country currently does not have a strategy for how to do that. After the financial crisis we saw countries such as South Korea,China and the US target significant chunks of their stimulus packages towards the green economy, while in the UK, although there was a bit of talk around it, in practice very little was actually done. From the UK’s perspective, it is important to acknowledge that taking the lead on climate change isn’t just about being good and green. It’s about creating a clear narrative about how the UK is going to be an economic power in the future.
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