Ned HelmeAugust 6, 2013 05:03
Commentary: Pricing stability is enabling new investment in renewable energy.
This 2006 photo shows the city of Santiago, Chile covered in a later of smog. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
Air pollution can be addressed on many levels, but the best approach is one that is close to the people. Individual countries and localities have proven to be successful in the fight to protect the environment and create jobs at the same time. The international goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius can be reached. Encouraging this thinking is that localities in developing countries have stepped up to the challenge by spearheading changes that work best for them. Dozens of so-called Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, or NAMAs, are being used, increasingly, to cut emissions, promote sustainable development and reduce poverty.