The synthesis report of the study on 'Creating Prosperity and Jobs in the Low-Carbon Economy' will be presented today, February 21st 2011 in Brussels.
The report, carried out on behalf of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, by a consortium of six leading universities and institutes from across Europe describes how mitigating climate change should not be seen as a trade-off between economic growth and environmental protection.
Boosting economic growth rate, employment and strengthening the European project in fact require a bolder CO2 reduction target for Europe. This is not a matter of necessity, but one of choice, achievable through taking a path in which these elements strengthen each other in a virtuous circle.
The synthesis report can be downloaded at www.european-climate-forum.net.
Please click the following link to access first discussions on this study, this list will evolve in the course of the day.
'The Guardian': www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/18/europe-industry-construction-carbon-emissions-target
In the meantime we set up a blog on the study:
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