Combating Climate Change with Renewable Energy can Drive Economic Growth, Says Global Commission

Renewable energy saw a major show of support yesterday ahead of next week’s UN summit to discuss tactics to combat climate change.

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate issued a report titled “Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report” focused on revising economic policies over the next 15 years to better include renewable energy and promoting a shift from high to low carbon emissions.

The commission is an independent group commissioned by the governments of seven countries—Columbia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, and the U.K.—and headed up by former Mexican president Felipe Calderón.

Calderón made it clear that global leaders are well aware of the “serious risk” climate change poses and the misconceptions surrounding the fight to fix it.

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