Landscape for change? International climate policy and energy transitions: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Newell, Peter and Bulkeley, Harriet (2016) Landscape for change? International climate policy and energy transitions: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate Policy, 17 (5). pp. 650-663. ISSN 1469-3062

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Abstract

What is the role of the climate regime in facilitating rapid decarbonization of the world’s energy systems? We examine how core assumptions concerning the roles of the nation state, carbon markets and finance and technology in international climate policy are being challenged by the realities of how transitions in the energy systems are unfolding. Drawing on the critical region of sub-Saharan Africa, we examine the potential for international climate policy to foster new trajectories towards decarbonization.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Peter Newell
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 16:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60240

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The Rising Powers, Clean Development and the transition to low carbon energy systems in sub-Saharan AfricaG0966ESRC-ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCILRF150253