September 29, 2008

Rescuing multi-nationals has become a bit of a habit on Wall Street (privatising profit, socialising risk anyone?).

This week, Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN environment programme (UNEP), compared the need for intervention in the failing financial sector to the need to support emerging green industries.

“Imagine for a moment if some of those stimulus packages could be targeted towards not maintaining and sustaining the old economy of the 20th century but investing in the new economy of the 21st century. Millions of jobs, millions of enterprises and above all millions of opportunities for new entrants in the global economy”, said Steiner.

So it’s no wonder thing that the International Trade Union Confederation now support real action on climate change.

See what I mean by win/win?


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