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New technology and new politics needed to defeat global warming    2007-09-07 16:13

Eileen Claussen

(WEF)¡°New technologies hold great promise for tackling climate change, but they need to be complemented by new political frameworks¡±, said Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Claussen proposed that "the world needs a much more flexible framework, a framework that will be able to accommodate countries that are very different¡±. Lars G Josefsson, President and Chief Executive, Vattenfall, responded, "business is ready and has the know-how."  Josefsson cautioned, however, that government policies need to create market incentives as energy efficiency is ultimately an economic decision.

From:    Editor: Zhang Jialu
Preparatory & Coordination Committee of Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008