Policy Analysis

The Financial Crisis and Our Response to Climate Change

By Peter Wooders, David Runnalls on November 27, 2008
In this commentary, IISD President and CEO David Runnalls looks at the challenge of addressing climate change in light of the current economic crisis. "It is clear that we cannot wait for perfect economic conditions before we act on climate change," writes Runnalls. "It is equally clear that scaling back or postponing our existing responses is at odds with the long-term focus needed to address climate change."