The low-carbon economy is a kind of economic development model which is based on low energy consumption, low emissions and low pollution, and the urbanization is the only route which must be passed to realize the economic development in ethnic minority regions. For the low-carbon economy development model will become the main development method in the future, the negative effect brought by the existing urbanization pattern of southwest border ethnic areas becomes more and more serious, as a result, the low-carbon development path of urbanization has become the inevitable choice of the southwest border ethnic areas. In the face of some developing predicaments, such as the “shielding effect”, the lack of industry support and construction funds, we should guide the governments of the southwest border ethnic areas to increase the awareness of low carbon development, bring in the low carbon technology, develop the low carbon industry, broaden the financing channels, and strengthen the international cooperation.
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