Scaling up local carbon action: the role of partnerships, networks and policy

Hamliton, Jo, Mayne, Ruth, Parag, Yael and Bergman, Noam (2015) Scaling up local carbon action: the role of partnerships, networks and policy. Carbon Management, 5 (4). pp. 463-476. ISSN 1758-3004

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Abstract

The transition to a low-carbon society is imperative to climate change mitigation and requires cross-sectoral action at multiple levels. A growing literature emphasizes local action, but less is written about scaling up action at a county level. Combining three analytical perspectives – transition theory, strategic niche management and the middle-out – we examine the evolution and scaling up of local community-scale carbon action in Oxfordshire county. Our analysis is based on four local-level research projects. By identifying the roles and strategies of local actors in the development and scaling up of low carbon innovation and action, we conclude that local meso-level actors are crucial for catalyzing initial stages of county-level transitions, but limited in their capacity to scale up low-carbon innovation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Noam Bergman
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65401
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