Friday, June 22, 2012

Clean Revolution Campaign Launched at Rio+20

In an open letter published on the eve of the G20 and Rio+20 summits, statesmen and business leaders called for a coordinated policy shift to save the world economy and the climate. Former British premier Tony Blair urged world leaders to usher in a "green industrial revolution".

"By the end of the decade, the low carbon market could triple in value to over $2 trillion," said the signatories of the letter. "At a time when government and business leaders everywhere are calling for strategies that deliver growth, we have an historic opportunity before us to lead the world out of recession and into a more stable, sustainable future."

The signatories of the letter backed the Clean Revolution campaign launched in Rio by the Climate Group and other public and private sector partners. The Climate Group works with business and governments around the world to promote clean technologies and policies, with the aim of expanding clean technology markets and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

The idea behind the Clean Revolution campaign is to promote green growth as a means of helping the world to emerge from recession.

© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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