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Economist Sachs calls for pro-environment, equitable growth

He endorses the use of alternative energy sources and decries those who deny the threat of climate change

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Prof Sachs says the world must abandon its obsession with economic growth and focus instead on climate-friendly, sustainable growth, and also on equitable growth within and among countries. He also says countries like Germany cannot afford to dismiss the nuclear-power option.

Tokyo

ON yet another (almost) unbearably hot and humid day in Tokyo on Wednesday, world-renowned economist and development specialist Jeffrey Sachs had little solace to offer on the subject of the global climate outlook.

Things are set to get worse - very much worse, he predicted

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