The economy needs a "healthy" climate

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Gordon Brown, Minister of Finance, was addressed to ministers of twenty countries, including representatives of G8 and those of emerging countries such as China, India and Brazil, at a meeting on climate change and willingness to reduction of fossil energies. He declared the meeting that the UK had managed to reduce its carbon emissions without jeopardizing the country's economy. He even added that economic indicators of a country could only flourish if we take
guard the environment and natural resources on which the economic activity is based. According to him, the problematic
environmental traditionally treated in independent way, must now be attached to the economic sector within any government. These statements come challenge the US position, which, remember, have not ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which aims to reguler the gas emissions greenhouse effect. Indeed, the US administration replied that comply with the Kyoto agreements would have adverse effects on jobs because they believe many would be exported to the developing countries where there is no ecological policy. James Connaughton, department director, Environment and Quality at the White House stated that the answer to the problem resided only in the emergence of new technologies. Prime Minister Tony Blair encourages investment in new "green" technologies but also prone occurrence of international consensus. Gordon Brown on his side expresses no doubt as to the
validity on climate change. However the "New Economics Foundation" (NEF) wants critical of the British government positions, for example, calls for the development of renewable energies in emerging countries but does not put pressure on the World Bank to limit credits to energies fossil or transfer them towards deployment projects generating sustainable energies.

Eva Assayag



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