Sir Nicholas Stern on Canada

Elizabeth May

After his talk, I asked Sir Nicholas what he made of the Canadian PM,
who has a degree in economics but claims that meeting necessary GHG
reduction targets will cost "millions of jobs." He replied, "if Canada
stays dirty, you are going to have real problems down the road.  Ask
your PM if in his studies of economics, he studied the histories of
economic revolutions.  They create jobs and stimulate economic
activity. To claim acting to reduce GHGs will lose jobs is to have it
exactly backwards.  Failing to act, losing out on the green race to new
technology risks jobs, risks investments, risks access to markets. If
you stay dirty, you run huge risks."