Working with nations to achieve the twin goals of robust economic growth and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Today’s major emerging economies — countries such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa — face the challenge of increasing economic development while also overcoming serious barriers to energy access and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These countries recognize the need for a shift to low-carbon climate-resilient development, but seek solutions that do not compromise growth.
It is possible to meet this challenge while addressing climate change. WRI’s vision is that these countries make a clear link between low-carbon growth and long-term prosperity, and support policies and incentives that advance national development priorities while significantly reducing GHGs. If successful, these countries would redefine the conventional growth paradigm, and offer innovative solutions that set the world firmly on a low-carbon and climate-resilient path.
Use the links below to explore WRI’s work on emerging economies:
WRI’s work by country:
(Click on a highlighted country for publications and other resources)
- Working Paper: November, 2012
Kirsten StasioResearch Analyst