Taking the long view

Taking the Long View - Issues Paper

The program released an Issues Paper in November 2017 titled Taking the Long view: Why a long term approach for the developing world is critical to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and climate safety. This Paper presents the compelling argument that decarbonisation (or avoided growth in emissions) is not only possible for developing countries, it is in fact essential for the achievement of other sustainable development goals. The significant adjustments required - policy, capacity, governance and financial - are complex and difficult, yet they must be a priority if countries are to achieve sustained economic growth, social development outcomes, and the environmental stability that is foundational to these two outcomes.