Possible environmental silver lining to financial crisis, UNEP official tells seminar

According to Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP), the global financial crisis may not be entirely bad if it stimulates governments to boost spending on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Addressing a seminar in Bangkok last month aimed at finding innovative ways to help countries adapt to climate change, she welcomed the recent announcements by several Asian countries, including South Korea and Japan, of a green component to their economic stimulus packages.

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