WWF Briefing: Competitiveness & climate policy: The “either-or” fallacy



Posted on 23 June 2014  | 
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 For well over a decade industry lobbyists have sought to undermine the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

Despite the evidence proving them wrong, they repeatedly claim that cutting pollution by putting a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will make them less competitive. Their efforts are as counterproductive as they are ill-informed.

A change of their strategy is needed or they will only lose out when Europe unavoidably progresses towards its comparative advantage in high tech, innovative, low-carbon technologies.

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