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  • This goes to the idea of the dialogue and the push back against a lot of scientific evidence, what will you listen for in your Paris at the December meetings?

  • So in the economic outlook that we just launched today, we addressed the issue of it’s we can't do anything on climate change right now.

  • We can't have policy because the global economy is fragile. And we address that head-on in one of the chapters, second chapter and as well as in the main text.

  • It said, you know, there are a lot of things that we can do now are actually pro-growth and pro-climate.

  • And we give a lot of examples about what countries have already done that have been pro-growth through their economies and pro-climate.

  • So that's the first thing that I think we have to get off the table that climate change is... (It’s the anti-growth)

  • It’s the anti-growth, now the anti-science that's a really tough one and I think everybody who's going to be in Paris is pro-science.

  • Should there be people there to push back and France seems to me that's one of the big questions is everybody's on the same page in Paris right?

  • I think everybody's on the same page with regard to the science, they're not on the same page with regard to the policy but you know,

  • I think that there's the French have been working very hard behind the scenes to get an agreement, we're focusing on incentives,

  • getting the prices right and then following it on the policies.

  • If we could at least get another factor which is complexity. There is such complexity of existing policies in many countries that simply, simplifying them would get us a long way towards an improvment.

This goes to the idea of the dialogue and the push back against a lot of scientific evidence, what will you listen for in your Paris at the December meetings?

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