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Failure to Tackle Climate Change Will Mean Economic Disaster, UN Chief Says

December 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

United Nations Secretary-General Antó nio Guterres urged countries and companies Thursday to tackle climate change, saying failure to do so would mean “economic disaster.”

Speaking at the annual U.N. climate meeting in Madrid, Guterres said fears that measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions would decimate existing industries ignored the opportunities arising from the ‘green economy.’

“For too long, vested interests have peddled the false story that economic growth and tackling climate change are incompatible,” the U.N. chief said. “This is nonsense.”

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