U.S., EU want U.N. to stress low cost of climate change fight – draft
(Reuters) – The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action “will be almost insignificant relative to projected growth”, the document showed.
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Saudi Arabia said that the period of the slowdown should be extended to 1998-2014 from 1998-2012 in the draft.
Wonder if we can prise a copy of the document out of anyone?
The US riding on a shale gas boom, exporting oil again, talks about negligible cost? Or perhaps this really is a paper tiger, fight meaning no more than a lot of jaw and noise, no real action. Talk is cheap.