Стремление Европы к спаду

САН-ПАУЛУ. В героическом стремлении поиска лучшего в самой худшей из всех ситуаций комиссар Евросоюза по вопросам климата сделала заключение, что глобальный экономический кризис и рецессия фактически предоставили счастливую возможность передышки для всех.

Комиссар Кони Хедергаард заявила, что замедление экономической активности позволит Евросоюзу достичь цели 2020 года по сокращению выбросов углекислого газа на 20% ниже уровня 1990 года. Фактически, Хедергаард полагает, что, принимая во внимание наличие условий для сокращения выбросов, лидеры европейских стран должны быть более амбициозны и приложить совместные усилия для сокращения выбросов на 30% ниже уровня 1990 г. Эта идея получила поддержку нового премьер-министра Великобритании Дэвида Кэмерона.

Это может показаться хорошей новостью, однако, на самом деле это не так, потому что существует строгая зависимость между экономическим ростом и выбросами углекислого газа. Практически во всех странах большие выбросы являются результатом высоких темпов роста. Если ограничить выбросы углекислого газа без предоставления альтернативных источников энергии, то это может привести к колебаниям ВВП. Иными словами, защищая большее сокращение выбросов, Хедергаард, фактически, призывает к более глубокой рецессии.

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