Canada has ‘responsibility to lead by example,’ UN environment chief says

February 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm Leave a comment

BartonCanada needs to decarbonize and invest in green technology in order to keep the economy competitive, the head of the UN’s environment program urged Wednesday in an interview with CBC News Network’s Power & Politics.

“The future markets, the technologies, the energy systems will be low carbon,” said Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP.

“Whatever decisions Canada takes right now are about reducing the footprint in emissions, but also about investing in terms of technology, in terms of businesses and markets that will support and make Canada competitive in the future.”

Steiner believes the future will be built on renewable energy. “Whether you build the next pipeline or not… the economy of Canada will not be centred around a fossil-fuel based extractive economy.”

Watch the interview with Achim Steiner by Rosemary Barton HERE>>

 

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Entry filed under: Business, Carbon_Emissions, Climate, Economy, Energy, Renewables.

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