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

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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