Ireland faces climate challenge

Welcome to the era of environmental economics. For years, economic debate has been dominated by the goal of boosting economic growth and thus wealth.

3rd February, 2007

Welcome to the era of environmental economics. For years, economic debate has been dominated by the goal of boosting economic growth and thus wealth. Now another consideration is moving centre stage - the need to combat global warming. Last Friday’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was unequivocal - it is very likely that human activity is the cause of global warming and that this trend is set to continue, with potentially disastrous...

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