Mark Kenber explains to The Irish Times why states are embracing the Clean Revolution

11 June 2014

Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, recently outlined to The Irish Times why states and regions worldwide are embracing the Clean Revolution. Speaking from the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, he highlighted that states and regions such as Wales, Scotland, California, New York, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia have all set targets to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050, and argued that the low carbon economy delivers growth and prosperity.

Below are the first two paragraphs of Frank McDonald, Irish Times Environmental Editor's article.

"Messages of hope about how major cities, regions and even some countries are forging ahead in the battle against global warming were delivered here yesterday to delegates attending the latest UN round of talks on climate change in Bonn, Germany.

Finland has become the latest country to aim for an 80 per cent reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. After this was enshrined in law last week, environment minister Ville Niinistö said it would make Finland “a pioneer of the low-carbon society..."

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