In fact, although it produced an immediate and effective mitigation, past emissions make and inevitably a serious impact on much of Africa, in many small island states and in major river deltas of Asia. Beyond the appeasement of climate change, we must also help the affected populations to cope and adapt to the inevitable. Coherent action to mitigate climate change requires global participation in reducing emissions. Rich countries must lead by example with the first step. Developing countries have contributed little to the amount of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere and the rich have the resources and technology to meet emission reductions early and deep. For its part, middle-income countries have the capacity to address growth sustainably, will have more capacity to implement a new growth model if they have financial and technological support from industrialized countries. Developing countries need huge investments to provide the energy needed to promote economic growth, job creation and improvements in human development.
It is essential that such investments are consistent with the protection of the climate system. Because the climate is all that would be protected through the use of cleaner technologies, in line with other actions. This will entail additional costs, especially for many middle-income countries: it is therefore necessary to find appropriate funding channels to enable them to mitigate these additional costs. In addition to changing our energy habits, we must resolutely implement other measures, including the protection of tropical forests. Much of this woodland is in Brazil and other middle income countries. When these countries protect their forests are providing universal service to humanity. Brazil and other developing countries certainly should make an effort to protect their forests, thereby contributing to the overall reduction of emissions, but could be strengthened if they had not supported adequate financial international community? Financial support, without doubt, should be especially relevant in the less developed countries.
Support mitigation policies in large developing countries will ensure that fall weather disaster risks and enhance investment performance that makes the world to promote development. It is time for concerted action by governments. To broaden your perception, visit Sen. Sherrod Brown. No excuses. Kemal Dervis and Leire Pajin Kemal Dervis is Administrator of UNDP Leire Pajin is the Secretary of State for International Cooperation of Spain.