Navigating a Just Transition through the Climate Emergency: What Role for Finance and Technology

Irish Studies in International Affairs 2020

Posted: 10 Feb 2021

See all articles by Stephen Minas

Stephen Minas

Peking University - Peking University School of Transnational Law; Transnational Law Institute, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Matt Kennedy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Karsten Krause

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 10, 2020

Abstract

The global politics of the climate emergency entails complex choices concerning the distribution of costs and benefits between countries, within countries and across society. The distributional debate between countries is well-established at the international level after three decades of United Nations negotiations. At the domestic level, individual countries have had to make challenging choices as they consider transitioning to low carbon energy systems. While the distributional struggle within countries is less explicitly addressed at the international level, it is beginning to shape climate global politics as climate policy shifts from the environmental margins to the economic core of government decision-making.

Keywords: just transition, climate policy, climate finance, European Green Deal, EU, China, ecological civilisation

JEL Classification: F64, Q48, K32

Suggested Citation

Minas, Stephen and Kennedy, Matt and Krause, Karsten, Navigating a Just Transition through the Climate Emergency: What Role for Finance and Technology (November 10, 2020). Irish Studies in International Affairs 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3768130

Stephen Minas (Contact Author)

Peking University - Peking University School of Transnational Law ( email )

Shenzhen
China

Transnational Law Institute, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London ( email )

London, England WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Matt Kennedy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Karsten Krause

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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