Growing Green

Growing Green

Author: 
Deichmann, Uwe
Place: 
Washington, D. C.
Publisher: 
World Bank Group
Date published: 
2013
Record type: 
Responsibility: 
Zhang, Fan, jt. author
Abstract: 

Pollution from fossil fuels and degraded natural lands are raising the earth?s temperature. The evidence of the causes of global warming is clear, as are its consequences. The economic impacts of climate change are already apparent and they threaten development gains. Extreme weather events have brought severe droughts to Central Asia, heat waves and forest fires to Russia, and floods to Southeastern Europe. Unchecked emissions will come at rising economic cost and increasing risk to individuals. There is a clear case for all of the world?s economies to move to a low-carbon growth path. Yet, climate action has been inadequate, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA). With prospects of a global climate agreement uncertain, this report identifies the actions that governments in the region can take to reduce the carbon footprints of their economies. It shows that many of these actions will more than pay for themselves?and quite quickly when indirect benefits such as better health and increased competitiveness are considered...

Language: 

CITATION: Deichmann, Uwe. Growing Green . Washington, D. C. : World Bank Group , 2013. - Available at: http://library.au.int/growing-green