“Innovation-led emissions reductions may create new industries and business models that provide significant growth potential”, says professor John Zysman of The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He points out examples like Korea, Germany and Denmark, who have used investment in renewable energy to generate internationally competitive “green” energy sectors.
The study, published this month, is done by researchers at UC Berkeley on behalf of the Green Growth Leaders initiative, and it explores the evidence behind green growth; Can green drive growth and jobs? What are the models and lessons learned around the world that decision makers should take into account when trying to create sustainable growth?
Read the report Green Growth Leaders