Exploring the agency of Africa in designing REDD+ and the associated implications for national level implementation

Working paper by Claire Quinn, Joanes Atela on 6 Dec 2014

Rules on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are globally designed by multiple actors but the outcomes are implemented in developing countries. The coherence of resulting rules with developing country policy setting depends on the agency of these countries in the global process. This paper explores Africa’s (African States) agency in the global […]

Pathways to impact in local government: the mini-Stern review as evidence in policy making in the Leeds City Region

Research article by Anna Wesselink, Andy Gouldson on 1 Dec 2014

Although in recent years great emphasis has been placed on global agreements and national commitments on climate change, ultimately action on mitigation and adaptation must take place at the local level. Many local authorities have to face questions of whether they should develop policies on climate change, and if so, on what evidence should policies […]

Transparency in energy governance: The extractive industries transparency initiative and publish what you pay campaign

Research article by James Van Alstine on 1 Dec 2014

In this chapter, James Van Alstine focuses on the dynamics of transparency in the extractive industry sector and in global energy governance. He examines the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Publish What You Pay campaign (PWYP), both of which target private actors investing in resource-rich developing countries to reveal payments to host governments to […]