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Swift death of the 'Green Consensus'

Countries across the world are scaling back their climate ambitions from the high points of the past few years

Green Consensus

Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Mihir S Sharma
Will we look back on the years between 2020 and 2023 as the high point of the “green growth” consensus? As the pandemic struck three years ago, a cohort of like-minded leaders across the world used the extraordinary cash that they were able to squeeze out of their treasuries for revival and recovery packages that leant heavily into a greener recovery. This reflected an apparent consensus across much of the world of the importance of climate change as an existential issue; that future growth could and would be less carbon-intensive than before; and that governments could and should put a
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First Published: Sep 24 2023 | 9:21 PM IST

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