The Political Economy of Climate Change in Developing Countries
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Developing countries face the twin challenges of growing their economies, while also incorporating cleaner forms of energy and environmental goals. A lot of the research and academic discussion around these issues focuses on solutions such as emission reduction or solar adoption targets. However, what is less studied, but arguably equally important is the fact that these policies are implemented by politicians and other elected officials. Given that their goals are usually oriented towards winning more votes or re-election, are these incentives consistent with addressing climate change?
Thinking about what incentives politicians face is crucial to determining whether climate change policy will be effectively implemented. This talk presents a range of case studies to examine these political incentives in the context of developing countries and possible solutions
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