The good news from the landmark report is that the window for economic, technically feasible, and effective climate change mitigation is still open. The bad news is the window for action is rapidly closing. ODI green growth expert Ilmi Granoff concludes that there are some energy and infrastructure choices that economies must make to avoid climate change’s worst effects.
Climate change has the potential to reduce and reverse progress on extreme poverty, warns our report. When the international community comes together in 2015, they must acknowledge one thing – tackling climate change IS development.