New Open Source Calculator Claims the World Can Live Well And Tackle Climate Change

Can we survive climate change and have economic growth? Debate rages between those who think we can have it both ways, and those who say that it is a dangerous fantasy since the model of infinite growth is inherently unsustainable. Now a new, seemingly authoritative Global Calculator tool claims to have discovered that everybody in the world can actually have a reasonable standard of living that is compatible with living within planetary boundaries. The team responsible for the calculator has been led by Climate KIC , which is the EU’s main climate innovation initiative and Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Climate-KIC consists of companies, academic institutions and the public sector. At the launch today of the calculator Mike Cherrett, Director of Operations and International Partnerships at Clima...

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