Officials back economic test of green policies

A significant number of EU environment officials would support an economic cost-benefit study of European environmental policies, it has emerged. In an informal poll of European environment agency staff last week, 30% expressed interest in the idea. The poll followed a lecture by "sceptical environmentalist" Bjørn Lomborg. Last year the Copenhagen consensus, a project run by Professor Lomborg, concluded that it would be much less cost effective to invest US$50bn in combatting climate change than in spending the same money on major non-environmental world challenges (EED 01/06/04) . See EEA announcement.

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