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6 of 17: It’s okay to be a green BRICS

During a press conference at COP17 this morning, Edna Molewa – Minister of Environmental Affairs in South Africa – called technological development ‘critical’ for cities to become more sustainable. In our sixth article in a series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17, Alistair Mackay recalls his time in South America a few months ago. In particular the efforts being made by Brazil as a whole, in tackling climate change. He attributes the good quality of air to the use of gas by many vehicles and the development of the Rio metro system. He questions whether emerging nations are truly committed to mitigating the effects of Climate Change, which is achievable along with high economic growth.