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Sep 21, 2010

Angel Gurria on environmental sustainability and financial crisis

Fallout from the financial crisis is hampering efforts to prevent climate change, Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, told AlertNet in New York on Monday.

While some people are struggling financially, “the crisis is being used as an excuse by people who probably were never too convinced — or never really wanted to allocate resources to fighting climate change and to promote biodiversity,” he said.

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      "I am the communities editor for the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London where I blog, micro blog, write stories, make videos, audio and work on the AlertNet and TrustLaw news websites. AlertNet is a humanitarian news website covering wars, conflict, natural disasters, food and health emergencies. TrustLaw is covers good governance and women's rights. I moved to the foundation in 2010 after two years with the Reuters UK website. Find me @jmollins or +Julie Mollins."
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