Fred Lucas,
November 17, 2008

Green energy advocates called on “rich,” industrialized countries to pony up the money to make the world less dependent on carbon and to subsidize the efforts of underdeveloped countries to reduce emissions in a G-20 publication distributed at a global economic summit Saturday.

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Real action “relies on the rich, industrial countries demonstrating that they are ready to take the lead on cutting greenhouse emissions and to invest in building a low carbon economy,” wrote Camilla Toulmin, director of the International Institute for Environmental Development.

“So far, this commitment has been more evident in rhetoric in practice,” Toulmin continued. “Yet delivering this shift in investment, technology and behavior change is not rocket science. Much of it depends on known technology.”

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