UN Climate Chief: Climate policy a matter for business and government

What about the rest of us?

“[Reporter]: But don’t businesses need governments to introduce regulation and better incentives to drive change?

[Figueres]: It is very much a catch-22 because ultimately business says to government to put the policies, frameworks and incentives in place and they will follow. Governments turn to business and say, ‘well convince me that if I take the lead that the businesses in my country are going to stay competitive.’ So they keep looking at each other and saying ‘you first, you first, you first’ and the point is they can no longer play the ‘you first’ game.”

Read more at The Guardian.

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