Canada could learn from Germany’s approach to climate change

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed co-written by Kurt Hübner, a European studies professor at UBC, detailing why Canada can model its climate change approach after the German approach.

“Rather than being altruistic, Germany is taking a long-term approach where short-term costs will be overcompensated by long-term gains due to first mover advantages that climate-friendly economic sectors can accrue over time. It is thus also driven by the opportunities offered by the world’s biggest growth market of green technologies,” wrote Hübner and Josef Beck, the consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany.