How to Raise Trillions for Green Investments

SAVING our planet from the worst effects of climate change won’t be cheap. A new report from the United Nations says that the world will need to mobilize $90 trillion in public and private capital over the next 15 years.

As a point of comparison, global gross domestic product in 2015 was $73 trillion. But there is no question that the world needs to ramp up its transition to a low-carbon, environmentally sustainable and resilient economy, and to do so rapidly. The question is, how do we pay for it, given the limited availability of government funding, particularly in developing countries?

Read the full article by Henry M. Paulson Jr. (chairman of the Paulson Institute, a former Treasury secretary and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, and the author of “Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower.”)

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