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To combat climate change, start with the low-hanging fruit

There are numerous measures that can be undertaken immediately which can boost competitiveness and generate additional economic activity.

If the most stringent current MEPS for product energy efficiency were harmonised today, it would save 8,950 TWh of electricity, equivalent to taking 132 million cars off the road.

ONE might think - after years of focus on global warming - that all the easy measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions had been taken. And yet, as governments prepare for their 21st annual conference on climate change (COP21), some surprisingly low-hanging fruit remains.

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