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No, eradicating poverty is not gonna mess with climate goals

1 month ago   |   By Grist

For years, environmental researchers have been trying to understand if providing a decent living for everyone on Earth would be at odds with reaching our most ambitious climate goals. After all, eradicating poverty means consuming more energy: paving new roads, building hospitals and schools, and providing decent housing with clean water and heating. Some researchers have even argued that the world needs to decide “ what level of poverty we're OK with ” if we want to stay on track with reaching climate goals.
New research, however, finds that eradicating poverty while still meeting global...
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