Tech in the News: Does Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hurt Economic Growth
Posted March 12, 2018
External Article: The Futurity
Eren Cifci, a doctoral student in Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Economics, was quoted in the Futurity, March 12, article, “Does Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hurt Economic Growth?” The School of Economics is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
The Kyoto Protocol cut greenhouse gas emissions in nations that signed the agreement, but also may have slowed economic growth, new research suggests. Political wrangling over international agreements to curb climate change tends to be divisive. Just look at the reactions to the recent decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement… Their findings? “The Kyoto Protocol was successful in terms of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, but has also had economic impacts, slowing down per capita GDP growth,” says Eren Cifci, a master’s student in Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Economics.
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