Re-Thinking Global Climate Change: A Local, Bottom-Up Perspective

Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Vol. XX, No. 1, pp. 4-20, 2018

9 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2019

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Date Written: March 22, 2019

Abstract

This article provides a timely and forward-thinking analysis regarding the transition to clean energy. It does so by offering a behavioral-economics analysis of prosumer-market factors. We argue that transitioning to clean energy cannot be achieved solely through top-down or bottom-up methods; rather, a symbiotic relationship between government or businesses creating opportunities and individual prosumers is key. The article puts an emphasis on the effectiveness of bottom-up factors like smart cities, NGOs, and ordinary citizens.

Keywords: clean energy, energy transition, behavioral economics, prosumers, climate change

JEL Classification: F18, K33, Q27, Q4, Q5

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, Re-Thinking Global Climate Change: A Local, Bottom-Up Perspective (March 22, 2019). Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Vol. XX, No. 1, pp. 4-20, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3358825

Rafael Leal-Arcas (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law ( email )

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United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.ccls.qmul.ac.uk/staff/lealarcas.html

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