chapter  10
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Turning Knowledge into Action

So what is the way forward? Developed nations could act unilaterally and cut emissions without any commitment from countries like China, India, Brazil, Mexico, or Malaysia, but at a time of intense economic competition and rising concern over national security, this is a risk that few nations are likely to accept. It is increasingly hard to balance the rising economic and strategic concerns of developed nations with the legitimate aspirations of developing nations that demand the right to pursue economic growth (Figure 10.4).