Navigating a Just Transition through the Climate Emergency: What Role for Finance and Technology
Irish Studies in International Affairs 2020
Posted: 10 Feb 2021
Date Written: November 10, 2020
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
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