(01 July 2014) – A study, published by the World Bank Group, examines the multiple benefits of climate-smart development in five countries and the European Union.
With careful design, the same development projects that improve communities, save lives, and increase GDP can also fight climate change.
The report, Climate-Smart Development: Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity, End Poverty and Combat Climate Change, focuses on five large countries – Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and the United States – plus the European Union.
It examines the benefits of all six implementing three sets of policies on clean transportation, energy efficiency in industry, and energy efficiency in buildings.
It provides concrete data to help policymakers understand the broader potential of climate-smart development investments.