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Developing countries play a vital role in the health of the earth



Thirty-six years after the first Earth Day demonstrations, there is a growing understanding that as we work to build a healthier earth, we must consider the whole earth — from the major cities of our wealthy countries, to remote villages in the developing world, OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor writes on Medium.

Today more than half the world’s annual investment in clean energy is being made in emerging markets and Africa added more renewable energy in 2014 than in the previous 10 years combined.  “At a time when so much energy demand is coming from some of the least developed regions on the planet, we must look to those countries not only as places of great need but also as early adopters of innovative ideas and technologies.”

See the whole piece here.

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