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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

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.


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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