Figure 23.1 Equivalence of greenhouse gas reduction projects to onsite reductions (see Plate 23 for color version)
and regions in which they are located. These benefits can be both environmental and economic. For example, greenhouse gas reduction projects can reduce air pollution, improve habitat, watersheds and water quality, reduce soil erosion, and/or preserve biodiversity and endangered species. Economically, reduction projects can create jobs, stimulate demand for clean energy products, save money on energy and enhance energy security by reducing oil imports. Finally, they can channel funding into new sectors, stimulating innovation and the development of new technologies to help the world transition to a lower carbon economy.
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Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.