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Private Opportunities

The need for climate change mitigation and adaptation has led to a number of economic and business opportunities in the private sector. One example of this is the growth of emission trading organizations and registries, which allow private and public entities to invest in the economic potential of greenhouse gas reduction. With nationwide regulation of greenhouse gases very likely in the near future, forward-thinking businesses and municipalities are committing themselves to the early reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Companies are realizing that reducing emissions to combat climate change does not necessarily mean lower profits. On the contrary, businesses can create new economic opportunities through innovative emission reduction strategies. Three of the most significant initiatives in the U.S. are:

Last Updated: 08/20/2012