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The world is awaiting innovation

Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are breaking new records every year. At present, we are on a track that will lead us to global warming of 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. The consequences are fatal, and it is mainly the poor of this world who will have to pay for it. Professor Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, member of the IPCC and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), warns: “If the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, the discussion in Rio needs to go beyond the very broad topic of sustainability and the very narrow concept of ‘green growth.’ ” The following is an exposition of his standpoint.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
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