A new report from WWF and Cambridge Econometrics suggests that reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by around 60% by 2030 would:
- increase UK GDP by 1.1% in net terms
- result in at least 190,000 additional jobs being created across the UK economy
- mean households are financially better off compared to a scenario where little is done to reduce emissions.
This directly contradicts the assumption that environmental protect ion would cost jobs and reduce economic growth.
An infographic has been produced by WWF which you can view here.