Can a developing country bypass the dirty phase of development and jump right to clean technologies? Al Gore thinks so. From Reuters:
China can cut its carbon emissions without jeopardising economic growth if it uses new technologies that do not emit greenhouse gases, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Tuesday.
Gore cited the mobile phone industry as an example of a business that does not need to burn fossil fuels such as oil and coal.
"There are ways to leap-frog the old, dirty technologies," said Gore, who was speaking at the Global Brand Forum in Singapore.