Time to re­duce emis­sions

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - OPINION -

The World Eco­nomic Fo­rum un­der­scored the press­ing con­nec­tion be­tween in­fras­truc­ture and cli­mate change in their Fe­bru­ary 2016 re­port, “Could In­fras­truc­ture In­vest­ments Help Tackle Cli­mate Change?” The re­port ac­knowl­edges in­fras­truc­ture is a key part of the cli­mate change agenda; it is a strong driver of eco­nomic growth, ca­pa­ble of in­creas­ing de­mand to­day and lay­ing the foun­da­tion for growth to­mor­row. It warns, though, “Done badly, in­fras­truc­ture is a ma­jor part of the prob­lem; done right, it is a ma­jor part of the so­lu­tion.”

Clos­ing the gap be­tween the in­fras­truc­ture we now have across Canada and in the de­vel­op­ing world is a chal­lenge for all govern­ment. It be­hooves us to be care­ful about whom we put in de­ci­sion-mak­ing po­si­tions. Is that per­son acutely aware of all the details of the Paris Cli­mate Change

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