USA: gains greenhouse


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A report limited by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation on the economic impact of the reduction of gas emissions greenhouse provides dementi has commonly widespread opinion that the strict regulatory measures are detrimental to growth.

The study, which involves a team of economists from Stanford and the Ministry of Environment of the State of Sao Paulo (Brazil), shows that in the case of California and Sao Paulo (respectively 20eme and 39eme sources GHG emission of the planet), binding measures have helped to generate considerable profits overall, including through energy efficiency measures.

On 1975-2003 period, gains are evaluated at 56 billion for California and about 12 billion to Sao Paulo (1980-2003).

The study of Stanford, who is like that of the first study large scale of the economic impact of the limitation of gas emissions greenhouse effect, lends support to the policy pursued by the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who aims at a reduction of 80% of the broadcasts has 2050 horizon relative to the reference 1990.

Editor: Philippe Jamet, philippe.jamet@diplomatie.gouv.fr

source: Study Stanford


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