How global climate action could unlock $145tr of benefits this century

Michael Holder
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New collaborative cost-benefit analysis concludes cost of climate mitigation broadly matched by benefits, but taking account of health and biodiversity gains tips the scales in favour of rapid decarbonisation

On the same day as former Chancellor Phillip Hammond called for a more detailed debate on the costs and benefits associated with the pursuit of net zero emissions, a major new study has sought to tally...

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