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Working PaperThe political economy of clean energy transitions at sub-national level: Understanding the role of international climate regimes in energy policy in two Brazilian states
This paper examines the political economy aspects, particularly the influence of the Clean Development Mechanism, in clean energy and climate change policies in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil...Climatic changes Renewable energy sources Sustainable development
Working PaperCarbon pricing under binding political constraints
The economic prescription for climate change is clear: price carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and other greenhouse gas emissions to internalize climate damages...Carbon tax Climatic changes Environmental economics
Working PaperClimate change policy and power sector reform in Mexico under the ‘golden age of gas’
Mexico’s low-carbon technology perspectives show lack of coherence with the rising ambition in climate change commitments, for which Mexico is internationally praised...Climatic changes Gas utilities Natural resources
Working PaperRenewable energy in the Brazilian Amazon: The drivers of political economy and climate
Understanding the political economic drivers of energy planning in the Brazilian Amazon is critical since the forest is increasingly vulnerable to destruction and related, increased poverty...Climatic changes Quantitative research Renewable energy sources
Journal Special IssueProspects for Renewable Energy in Africa
This special section contains a series of five articles focused on energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. It is well known that energy demand in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing rapidly and that many countries struggle to meet demand...Climatic changes Renewable energy sources
Journal ArticleSpecial section of Applied Energy: Energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaCarbon tax Climatic changes Regional economics
Journal ArticleCharacterizing wind power resource reliability in southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaClimatic changes Econometrics Infrastructure (Economics)
Journal ArticleThe impact of climate change on wind and solar resources in southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaClimatic changes Renewable energy sources
BlogClimate Change – The last 30 years and the next 30
With COP21 currently taking place in Paris, the thoughts of UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Channing Arndt on the past and future of the climate change research and policy are particularly relevant. Our climate is changing - but how much?...Climatic changes Renewable energy sources
BlogEnvironmental change and economic development in Africa
The MIT Global Change Forum has gained an international reputation for serious, frank, and informed discussion of global climate change...Africa's Economic Development Climate change Sustainable energy
Journal ArticleThe Economic Costs of Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Impact Assessment for Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Econometric models Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleRoad Infrastructure and Climate Change in Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Infrastructure (Economics) Planning (Transportation)
Journal ArticleClimate Variability and Household Adaptation Strategies in Southern Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environment Natural disasters
Journal ArticleModeling Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture Demand in the Volta Basin and other Basin Systems in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Climatic changes Global warming
Journal ArticleImplications of Climate Change for Ghana’s Economy
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment)