Wednesday, April 30, 2008


GSS-SET Central Featured Video for May, 2008: Leaders Speak Out On Development Issues -
Interview of Bjorn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), conducted by Chistopher Slatter, Euronews, Comment Visions program (1 April 2008).

"The big balancing act we have today is between poverty alleviation and environment and it becomes very clear when we look at things like climate change. If we want to alleviate poverty then you need economic growth and that economic growth won't happen unless we have access to energy and that energy is normally fossil fuel energy and that fossil fuel is creating climate change. So the big balancing act now internationally when we talk about how we deal with climate is to find this balancing act between development, poverty alleviation and dealing with climate change."

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