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.
You can read the report at: http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/tackling_climate_change/how_we_re_tackling_climate_change/our_climate_work_in_the_uk/the_value_of_a_low_carbon_britain/
An infographic has been produced by WWF which you can view here.