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5 ways to go green, yet grow economy

Environmental problems can also be seen as economic issues, involving scarcity of resources and competition. So let's apply some economic tools for the good of the planet.

Although climate change science is complex, the issue is less so. Human activities produce carbon emissions spewing into the atmosphere which, over time, accumulate and overcome the earth's natural system in clearing this, and lead to an increase in global temperature.

Thus, there are multilateral meetings with pressure from green lobby groups to control the rise.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2020, with the headline 5 ways to go green, yet grow economy. Subscribe