There is no doubt that we need to act with urgency on a global scale to address climate change. However, when it comes to mitigation strategies, one size does not fit all. Variations in geographies, economic structures, and different development metrics from country to country, can mean that even tried-and-tested mitigation plans could falter if not tailored to local circumstances.
This also means that even though the fight against climate change is a global one, at the individual country level, a degree of independent effort is required. Countries must determine what unique opportunities exist to bring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions down in their local contexts, and what strategies must be implemented to seize those opportunities. This can be most effectively achieved through collaboration among State, industry and academia.