In this book, an international group of scholars seeks to address these questions by analyzing the experiences of twelve states from across Asia, the Americas and Africa. The authors map the evolution of climate policies in each country and examine the complex array of actors, interests, institutions and ideas that has shaped their approaches. Offering the most comprehensive analysis thus far of the unique challenges that developing countries face in the domain of climate change,Climate Governance in the Developing World reveals the political, economic and environmental realities that underpin the pledges made by developing states, and which together determine the chances of success and failure.
1. Editors Introduction: Climate Governance in the Developing World 1David Held, Charles Roger and Eva–Maria Nag
Part I Asia
2. A Green Revolution: China s Governance of Energy and Climate Change 29David Held, Charles Roger and Eva–Maria Nag
3. The Evolution of Climate Policy in India: Poverty and Global Ambition in Tension 53Aaron Atteridge
4. The Dynamics of Climate Change Governance in Indonesia 72Budy P. Resosudarmo, Fitrian Ardiansyah and Lucentezza Napitupulu
5. Low Carbon Green Growth and Climate Change Governance in South Korea 91Jae–Seung Lee
Part II Americas
6. Discounting the Future: The Politics of Climate Change in Argentina 113Matías Franchini and Eduardo Viola
7. Controlling the Amazon: Brazil s Evolving Response to Climate Change 134David Held, Charles Roger and Eva–Maria Nag
8. Making Peace with Nature : Costa Rica s Campaign for Climate Neutrality 155Robert Fletcher
9. A Climate Leader? The Politics and Practice of Climate Governance in Mexico 174Simone Pulver
Part III Africa
10. Resources and Revenues: The Political Economy of Climate Initiatives in Egypt 199Jeannie Sowers
11. Ethiopia s Path to a Climate–Resilient Green Economy 218David Held, Charles Roger and Eva–Maria Nag
12. Reducing Climate Change Vulnerability in Mozambique: From Policy to Practice 238Angus Hervey and Jessica Blythe
13. Reaching the Crossroads: The Development of Climate Governance in South Africa 258Lesley Masters
Perspectives on Politics
"Of great value to both the scholarly world and the policy world. The quality of the research is consistently high across all the chapters, and the editors have ensured an excellent degree of analytical cohesion."
LSE Review of Books
"An excellent reference for anyone concerned with the direction of climate policy in rising economies around the world."
Reference and Research Book News
"This valuable book once and for all dispels the myth that developing countries are unwilling to take action to confront climate change. By disentangling the complex motivations and incentives facing policy–makers, and the obstacles they face, this is important reading for all who want to understand how all countries can be encouraged to become part of the solution to climate change."
Andrew Steer, World Resources Institute
"This is a book of considerable value not only to governments and other stakeholders in the developing world, but to others across the globe as well. The principle of 'common but differentiated responsibility' really needs considerable analysis and interpretation for application in different parts of the world. This book very ably reviews global developments and developing country initiatives to highlight the choices, opportunities and challenges facing the developing world in the field of climate governance. Given the very readable material presented in these pages, I would recommend this piece of literature to anyone interested in climate issues across the globe."
Rajendra K. Pachauri, Yale University
"The large developing countries are essential to the global effort on climate change. This book by people with deep expertise in each country tells us with authority what they are doing and how. High quality work on an important subject."
Ross Garnaut, University of Melbourne
"This volume is a thoroughly readable and utterly fascinating practical attempt to map climate governance in a set of important developing countries. It takes a significant step towards filling a sizeable, even cavernous, research gap."