Energy systems in a low carbon economy: Summary sheet

This document contains summary sheet on energy systems in a low carbon economy. There is a significant opportunity for developing countries to leap-frog the carbon-intensive energy pathways of developed countries, thereby helping to mitigate the effects of climate change while generating multiple developmental co-benefits. Growing evidence suggests that the shift to low carbon energy in developing countries can lead to poverty reduction, job creation, economic benefits and increased energy security. In particular, higher energy productivity, the scale-up of renewable energies and off-grid electricity solutions for rural communities can generate triple wins for developing countries. The report presents the case study of China and India. For full text: