1st Edition

The Political Economy of Low Carbon Resilient Development
Planning and implementation

ISBN 9781138932975
Published October 14, 2016 by Routledge
186 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

USD $170.00

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Book Description

Over the last decade, policies and financing decisions aiming to support low carbon resilient development within the least developed countries have been implemented across several regions. Some governments are steered by international frameworks, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), while others take their own approach to planning and implementing climate resilient actions. Within these diverse approaches however, there are unspoken assumptions and normative assessments of what the solutions to climate change are, who the most appropriate actors are and who should benefit from these actions.

This book examines the political economy dynamics or the underlying values, knowledge, discourses, resources and power relationships behind decisions that support low carbon resilient development in the least developed countries. While much has been written on the politics of climate change, this book will focus on the political economy of national planning and the ways in which the least developed countries are moving from climate resilient planning to implementation. The book will use empirical evidence of low carbon resilient development planning in four countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nepal. Different approaches to low carbon resilience are critically analysed based on detailed analysis of key policy areas.

This book will be of great interest to policy makers, practitioners’ students and scholars of climate change and sustainable development.

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding the politics of low-carbon resilient development in the least developed countries
  2. National and international experiences of low carbon resilient development
    Susannah Fisher, Dave Steinbach, Costanza Poggi and Saleemul Huq
  3. Storylines in national climate planning and politics: finance, ownership and shifting synergies
    Susannah Fisher, Misgana E Kallore, Nazria Islam, Lidya Tesfaye and John Rwirahira
  4. National political economy of climate funds: case studies of the PPCR and SREP
    Lead authors: Neha Rai and Thomas Tanner
    Contributing authors: Sunil Acharya, Ramesh Bhushal, Raju Pandit Chhetri, Md Shamshudoha, Misgana E Kallore, Sumanta Neupane, Lidya Tesfaye
  5. Designing climate finance systems in Ethiopia and Rwanda
    Nanki Kaur, Daniel Fikereysus, John Rwihirira, Lidya Tesfaye and Simret Mamuye
  6. Incentives and opportunities for local energy finance
    Neha Rai and Dave Steinbach
  7. Using political economy analysis as a tool in national planning
    Neha Rai and Erin J Nash
  8. Supporting effective low-carbon resilient development: lessons from the political economy of the LDCs
    Susannah Fisher

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Neha Rai is a Senior Researcher in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

Susannah Fisher is a Senior Researcher in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

Please follow this link to read a Q&A with Neha Rai: http://www.iied.org/LCRDbook