Growing the Economy While Tackling Climate Change

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  • Marilyn Ann Brown Marilyn Ann Brown

Marilyn A. Brown, professor in the School of Public Policy, wrote a guest column for the SaportaReport about striking the balance between developing the economy and addressing climate change.

Since the Industrial Revolution, the atmosphere has been the world’s principal repository for carbon pollution, providing a free-for-all approach to waste management that has resulted in global climate change with serious consequences for human and environmental health.

Responding to the need for action, two major climate milestones occurred this summer.

At the federal scale, the Environmental Protection Agency released its final Clean Power Plan, regulating carbon pollution from existing power plants for the first time.

And at the local scale, the City of Atlanta released it Climate Action Plan, setting targets for Atlanta’s carbon emissions.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy

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