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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Climate Policies Boost the Economy

Studies show that strong climate policies boost the economy by
stimulating investment in clean technologies, new infrastructure and
creating green jobs. One report found that a 30 percent emission
reduction target for Europe could increase GDP by more than EUR600
billion by 2020

A study from March 2011,commissioned by the German Ministry for the
Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and conducted by a
consortium of researchers from six leading universities and institutes
from across Europe found that a target of 30 % domestic emission
reductions by 2020 (compared to 1990 levels), if accompanied with
adequate and consistent policies, could: Boost European investments from
18 % to up to 22 % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), create up to 6
million additional jobs, by 2020 increase European GDP by 620 billion
Euros ($847.4 billion), or by 6 percent above business as usual trends,
improve energy security, save fuel costs, help European industry to
maintain and enhance its competitiveness. For more information go to

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