After Paris, Developing Nations Are Charting a Path to Green Growth. That's Historic

December 16, 2015 10:18 PM

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After Paris, Developing Nations Are Charting a Path to Green Growth. That's Historic

SEOUL - In a meeting at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit between the leaders of the world's three largest carbon emitters--the United States, India, and China--President Xi Jinping stressed, "Addressing climate change should not deny the legitimate needs of developing countries to reduce poverty and improve living standards."

Hidden in those words is a new economic reality that China and many other developing countries are already embracing: the move to low-carbon, sustainable, and climate resilient economies does not have to come at the expense of growth, but rather can best position countries to succeed economically.

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