Combating climate change would boost the world's economy
According to the World Bank, tackling climate change would grow the world economy, adding up to $2.6tn a year to global GDP in the coming decades. The report, Climate-Smart Development: Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity, End Poverty and Combat Climate Change, focuses on five large countries - Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and the United States - plus the European Union.
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EPA's first guidelines to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants
The US Environmental Protection Agency has released its first guidelines, the Clean Power Plan, to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. The Clean Power Plan is a flexible proposal to ensure a healthier environment, spur innovation, and strengthen the economy.