Poverty reduction in a low carbon economy: Summary Sheet

This document contains summary sheet of low carbon economy on Poverty reduction. Low carbon development can potentially contribute to poverty reduction by improving access to affordable clean energy by the poor and to sustainable agriculture. A triple win in the area of low carbon development, poverty reduction and climate resilience is emerging in the small-scale renewable energy sector in developing countries. However, the green economy, with its focus on green investments, may not automatically address poverty issues. The report provides the case study of India and Bangladesh. In India, poverty reduction through access to clean energy: a glimpse of off-grid projects is a compendium of 26 cases studies that are based on various renewable energy technologies.


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