This report focuses on what can be achieved in developing countries by technological innovation, by ‘switching green.
In developing countries a conjuncture of crises through the pandemic and the war in Ukraine which threatens hard-won development gains. they face difficult choices. To eliminate poverty, they need diversified and more productive economies to create more and better jobs and boost household incomes. But faster economic growth will demand far more energy which, if sourced from fossil fuels, would send millions of tons of carbon billowing into the atmosphere.
Developing countries need not, however, follow the historical pathways of carbon-fuelled growth – if the global community is committed to equitable social, economic and technological transformations guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 2023 edition of the Technology and Information Report focuses specifically on what can be achieved by technological innovation, by ‘switching green’.