"Climate-smart" policies by governments could boost world GDP growth by at least
The study examined the multiple benefits for a series of policy scenarios addressing transportation and energy efficiency in buildings and industry in
The study explored how government actions can boost economic performance and benefit lives, jobs, crops, energy, and GDP - as well as emissions reductions to combat climate change.
"Together, implementing these policies could represent about 30% of the total reduction needed in 2030 to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius," the report said.
The report was co-authored by
"The report's findings show clearly that the right policy choices can deliver significant benefits to lives, jobs, crops, energy, and GDP - as well as emissions reductions to combat climate change,"
In a conference call to reporters, Kim said the report removed 'another false barrier, another false argument' not to take action against climate change.
The report suggested that if the five countries and the EU relied more on public transit, shifted more freight traffic to rails and sea and improved fuel efficiency, they could save about 20,000 lives a year, avert hundreds of millions of dollars in crop losses, save nearly
The study also found that if
The report also studied the benefits of expanding bus rapid transit in
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