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When you cut greenhouse gas emissions, slowing climate change isn’t the only benefit. According to Waterloo environmental engineer Rebecca Saari, you also save on healthcare costs. In many scenarios, those savings could actually outweigh the costs of reducing emissions.
That’s because when you curb the amount of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere, you also reduce co-emissions of pollutants that form smog, which is comprised of ground-level ozone and fine particulates. These air pollutants are linked to a range of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

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Sure, green business practices are good for the planet. But are they good for the bottom line? That’s the question that WISE’s Olaf Weber has been probing for more than a decade. And according to his research, the answer is (mostly) yes.

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