Six emerging economies—Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa—are proactively seeking to identify opportunities and related financial, technical, and policy requirements to move towards a low carbon growth path. With the help of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), the governments of these countries have initiated country-specific studies to assess their development goals and priorities, in conjunction with greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation opportunities, and examine the additional costs and benefits of lower carbon growth.
Together, the experiences from these six developing countries demonstrate the benefit of a structured engagement across a country’s economy on growth and GHG mitigation. The result is a framework for policy, planning, and decision making that can:
• Support strategic, sustainable, and cost-effective low carbon growth
• Limit climate impacts and associated management costs
• Help harness climate finance opportunities and implementation support
• Increase national competitiveness in the face of a green revolution
• Build dialogue, local capacity, and know how.
Link: Final Report: Low Carbon Growth Country Studies—Getting Started: Experience from Six Countries