The Tipping Point: Balancing Global Energy Access and Climate Mitigation

How can we provide global energy access to poor countries while making sure we are moving towards a carbon-free future? How can rich nations – the top energy consumers and polluters – to cut down on their emissions to give poor countries a chance at economic growth? This paper seeks to justify the transition of developing countries out of energy poverty and highlight the role of industrialized nations on an individual, country and international scale in maintaining the balance between global electricity access and climate mitigation.