Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Helping to lift people out of poverty also cuts carbon emissions

The Green Futures editor-in-chief, Martin Wright, argues in the Guardian that the idea of having to choose between tackling poverty and tackling climate change is nonsense.

Martin, an Ashden Awards judge, says there's no reason you can't tackle climate change and energy poverty simultaneously.

Indeed, you will struggle to do one without the other. Pretty much every energy technology which helps lift people out of poverty – clean, efficient cookstoves; clear bright solar lights; and, in the developed north, a crash programme of energy efficiency for vulnerable homes – will also cut carbon emissions.

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