The ‘nature’ of the global political economy is an emerging focus of the Centre’s work since the appointment of Peter Newell. The Centre brings a critical political economy perspective to debates about climate change politics and policy and the role of carbon markets in particular; as well as broader debates about the compatibility or otherwise of globalisation with equitable notions of sustainable development.
The Centre works closely with SPRU and IDS at Sussex, especially colleagues working on energy transitions and climate change mitigation, bringing a global political economy framework to bear on issues of a ‘just transition’, ‘pursuing clean energy equitably’ and the possibility or otherwise of ‘climate capitalism’.
The work of the Centre in this area has been commissioned by a range of NGOs, governments and international institutions such as UNDP and been disseminated at key UN meetings such as the recent climate change summit in Durban (December 2011).
- Clean Development and Low Carbon Transitions in Southern Africa
- Governance of Clean Development (GCD)
- Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
- Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU)
- Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS)
- Sussex Climate Change Network
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