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Low-Carbon Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evolution, experiences and challenges

Low Carbon Development LAC briefing

It is time for Latin America and the Caribbean – a region on the front line of resource shortages and changing climates – to move towards more sustainable, equitable development based on low-carbon energy.

This briefing highlights that the region’s development model, based on  extractive industries and agribusiness, is simply not conducive to low-carbon development or limiting the global increase in temperature to 2°C.

It sets out some policy recommendations to Latin American and Caribbean governments on the many opportunities to set the regional energy sector on a low-carbon trajectory, to inject investment in renewable energy and to set clear targets.

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Spanish version

Low Carbon Development LAC briefing SpanishRead the Spanish version of the report

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Discussion paper

Low Carbon Development LAC discussion paper

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