Development and Climate Change: International Dimensions of a Global Problem (VIDEO)

By and ·December 9, 2019
Tufts University
This conversation was recorded on August 1, 2019.
As less developed countries aim to become more prosperous, is it fair to expect them to cut emissions as aggressively as more developed countries? While expecting emissions cuts from less developed countries may seem unfair, Michael Klein, Executive Editor of EconoFact and Gilbert Metcalf (Tufts) highlight that curbing emissions does not have to come at the cost of economic growth - especially since less-developed countries today don't have to burn fossil fuels and follow the same path to prosperity that countries have in the past. Moreover, moving towards cleaner energy sources itself can open opportunities for faster economic growth.


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