The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's Cop26: ask if GDP growth is sustainable | Editorial

The government needs an environmental sense of purpose that specifies the appropriate ends for economic activitySaving the planet ought to be a goal for, not a cost to, humanity. Yet this insight appears lost in the discussion about the climate emergency. Last week, it emerged that the Treasury was thinking about levying a UK-wide carbon tax. This approach, it was suggested, could be sold as a way of “raising revenue while cutting emissions”. Properly targeted taxes can change behaviour. But “revenue raising” green policies invariably end up being valued by the amount of taxes they produce rather than on their… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/11/the-guardian-view-on-boris-johnsons-cop26-ask-if-gdp-growth-is-sustainable