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Following the Least Developed Countries: How Leadership in the Climate Regime Could Look

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CIERP Policy Brief
Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program

by Rishikesh Ram Bhandary
Doctoral Candidate, The Fletcher School
Junior Research Fellow, CIERP

As a set of countries with development as their overriding priority and yet highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the Least Developed Countries are in a unique position to help broker an agreement that is informed by science and meets basic needs. This policy brief puts forward three ideas that could make such an agreement possible: focusing on clean energy services; tying mitigation commitments with development outcomes; and innovating by building coalitions of state and non-state actors to incorporate the momentum and learning happening outside of the immediate treaty process. 

Download the brief here.