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Small Businesses Urged to Tap Into Growing Green Market

Small businesses have been urged to start developing green products and services to take advantage of the growing low-carbon market, following the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Climate Change Summit. The CBI has estimated that the global market for green products and services will be worth £4 trillion by 2015. “Climate change was once a niche topic in the boardroom, but it will soon be central to everything that people do. Green products will be the main economic driver,” said CBI spokesman Alastair Harper. “Businesses and consumers are starting to see the benefits they will get from tackling climate change, instead of just hearing about the risks that come from not doing anything.” Harper said that firms with green business ideas should take advantage o... »