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41 states have reduced their emissions while growing their economies

It’s possible for the U.S. to decouple emissions growth from economic growth.
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Climate

Biden unveils climate change plan with energy revamp

Joe Biden released a plan Tuesday aimed at combating climate change and spurring economic growth in part by overhauling America's energy industry, with a proposal to achieve entirely carbon pollution-free power by 2035.

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Want to know whether the world can avert catastrophe? Watch the recovery plans

As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing scripts that push humanity in very different directions.

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Investing in green infrastructure would create millions of jobs

A $1 million investment in energy efficiency creates around eight full-time jobs, nearly three times as many as an investment in fossil fuels.
Climate

The other emergency is crashing oil prices

The coronavirus and other factors have the world teetering on economic depression, say experts.
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David Victor: Deep decarbonization is a realistic way forward on climate change

To make the reductions required, what's needed is a new approach that creates incentives for leading countries and industries to spark transformative technological revolutions.

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Justice

Why India is making progress in slowing its population growth

Population growth is leveling off in most areas due to rising affluence and advances in women's education and family planning.

Climate

Greta Thunberg’s radical climate change fairy tale is exactly the story we need

Greta Thunberg dares to tell the world’s leaders that the “fairy tales of eternal economic growth” must end.
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Climate

Greta Thunberg was right: There is an alternative to 'eternal economic growth': Don Pittis

Is eternal economic growth a fairy tale, as the young climate activist Greta Thunberg suggested this week? Some economists say yes, but it may depend on how you define growth.
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Justice

Why a 'just transition' doesn't have to pit jobs against the environment

Some politicians and business leaders say that climate change presents a binary choice between preserving jobs or the environment. But a lot of working-class people don't see it that way.
www.washingtonpost.com
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Catherine Rampell: Trump’s plan for the economy: Make Drinking Water Dirty Again

Despite administration claims, the president’s deregulatory agenda, so far, hasn’t spurred the economic growth that was promised.
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Study suggests economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not

In a world first, researchers at ZSL and UCL compared changes in bird and mammal populations with socio-economic trends in low- and lower-middle income countries over the past 20 years.

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Climate

The false choice between economic growth and combatting climate change

Decades ago, the economist William Nordhaus demonstrated how a “spaceship economy” could thrive if governments made sure that companies paid a price for the environmental damage they caused.
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Climate

The false choice between economic growth and combating climate change

Decades ago, the economist William Nordhaus demonstrated how a “spaceship economy” could thrive if governments made sure that companies paid a price for the environmental damage they caused.
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