Developing nations "can cut emissions at low cost"

German report highlights potential for reducing emissions but shows most nations would need assistance from rich countries

Emerging economies could make significant greenhouse gas reductions without major costs to their economies, according to a report released by the German environment agency.  But most of them would need financial and technical assistance from rich countries.  By 2020, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea could cut current emissions by 17 per cent through increased renewable energy production and by nine per cent through improved efficiency.  Last week, China proposed a plan to help deploy green technologies across the world (EED 07/11/08).  See German report (in English)

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