In The Press

Key issues for G8 in L’Aquila (in The Guardian)

9 July 2009

The G8 may be an imperfect instrument but it is imperative that the mature developed countries take the lead on climate change (The wrong body, the wrong members, the wrong time, 8 July). The EU has already shown its commitment to addressing global warming, through setting tough targets and developing a carbon market incentivising firms to reduce their emissions. But more needs to be done, particularly with regard to renewables and the development of green technologies. As we approach the global talks in Copenhagen in December, it is important that we view business as not merely a source of global warming but also as a part of the long-term solution.

Roland Rudd Chairman,
Business for New Europe

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