Jak vyčistit ekonomický růst

Britský premiér Tony Blair slíbil, že schůzka skupiny G8, které bude předsedat a jež se uskuteční 6. až 8. července ve skotském Gleneagles, se zaměří na dva z nejvýznamnějších a nejdlouhodobějších celosvětových problémů – na chudobu ve třetím světě a globální oteplování.

Dlouho se zdálo, že tato dvě témata jsou ve vzájemném rozporu. Rozvojový svět pochopitelně nechce obětovat svůj růst ve prospěch celosvětového veřejného dobra, zvláště když Spojené státy jakožto nejbohatší země na světě nejeví ochotu obětovat byť i jen málo ze svého rozmařilého životního stylu.

Pod vedením skupiny rozvojových zemí v čele s Papuou-Novou Guineou a Kostarikou nyní nově vzniklá koalice deštných pralesů vystoupila s novátorským návrhem, v němž nejen nabízí dodržování limitů na skleníkové plyny, ale zároveň ukazuje, že toho lze dosáhnout způsobem, který bude podporovat její rozvoj.

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