Appropriate Actions for Developing Countries?

Publication - 3 December, 2009
These climate policy recommendations for developing countries call for them to leap-frog dirty technology and align economic development policies with their strategies to prevent climate change.

Executive summary: While industrialised countries bear the historical responsibility for climate change, and need to show leadership to curb carbon emissions, developing countries also cannot continue with business-as-usual. This brief calls for developing country policy makers to leap-frog dirty technology as part of their development, and move straight to low-carbon economies rather than following the path of industrialised countries. Richer nations will need to assist financially and technologically to ensure a global, green transition can be made.

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