While the report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate earlier this month showed that economic growth and climate action can go hand in hand, the New Climate Economy project chaired by ex-Mexican President Felipe Calderón did not chart a course to a low-carbon transition. “Basically, the report is about how green investment and policy can stimulate economic growth, not stop global warming,” Bliss reports, citing the Commission’s acknowledgement that “on their own, these measures would not be sufficient to achieve the full range of emissions reductions likely to be needed by 2030 to prevent dangerous climate change.” Bliss notes that “the bigger question—the one that the NCE report strategically skirts—is this: Can we grow economically while we achieve climate stability?”
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