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Pew Center on Global Climate Change
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Susanna Zammataro
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Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

The report demonstrates that efforts undertaken by six developing countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey) have reduced their emissions growth over the past three decades by approximately 300 million tons a year. Further, it finds that many of these efforts are motivated by common drivers: economic development and poverty alleviation, energy security, and local environmental protection. Put another way, there are multiple drivers for actions that reduce emissions, and they produce multiple benefits. The most promising policy approaches, then, will be those that capitalize on natural synergies between climate protection and development priorities to simultaneously advance both.

Link: Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries