Low carbon competitiveness

Working and discussion papers
March 2013
Karen Ellis

This Working Paper analyses opportunities and threats for low-income countries, and the business case for low carbon investment.

The study sets out to answer the following questions:

  1. How will climate change, international mitigation, and scarcity of natural resources affect trade opportunities and the competitiveness of the most important economic sectors in low-income countries?
  2. How can policymakers and businesses in those countries best respond to the opportunities and threats identified?
  3. When do these three competitiveness-related drivers create a business case for low carbon investment, and when do they create a trade-off? What are the implications for policy?
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