NOT ALL COUNTRIES NEED THE SAME CLIMATE STRATEGY
Climate adaptation will require more energy, not less, for many vulnerable regions.

Problem 

Africa and large parts of emerging Asia generate a tiny fraction of global emissions but will suffer the worst consequences of climate change. They need far greater wealth and infrastructure to adapt to extreme weather, drought, and rising temperatures — which means these regions require more energy, not less. Prioritizing emissions mitigation ahead of investing in diverse, resilient, expanded power systems puts billions of people at risk.

Relevance

Well-intentioned efforts to impose technology choices can restrict the energy options of emerging countries, hampering their ability to adapt to climate change while having little impact on global emissions.

Our Approach

The Hub explores ways that smart energy policy can bolster climate adaptation, support long term resilience, and fight energy poverty.

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