Political Economy of Low Carbon Resilient Development : Planning and implementation
Over the last decade, policies and financing decisions that aim to support low carbon resilient development within the least developed countries have been implemented across several regions. Some national governments are steered by international frameworks such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) whilst others take their own approach to planning and implementing climate resilient actions based on national priorities. 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 to act on these are, and who should directly or indirectly benefit from these actions.
This book examines the political economy dynamics or the underlying values, knowledge, resources and power relationships behind decisions that support low carbon resilient development in the least developed countries. Whilst much has been written on the politics of climate change (particularly the international politics), 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 climate change planning in four case countries at the forefront of climate planning: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nepal. It will then go on to develop a critical analysis of different approaches to low carbon resilience based on detailed analysis of three key policy areas.
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change and sustainable development.