In this article, the authors propose a new political economy of climate change and development in which explicit attention is given to the way that ideas, power and resources are conceptualised, negotiated and implemented by different groups at different scales. The climate change and development interface warrants such attention because of its importance to achieving sustainable poverty reduction outcomes, cross-sectoral nature, urgency and rapid emergence of international resource transfers, initiatives and governance architectures, and the frequent assumption of linear policymaking and apolitical, techno-managerial solutions to the climate change challenge.
This is the framing article for a special issue on the political economy of climate change. It provides a rationale for greater understanding of the political economy of climate change, a suggested conceptual approach, and a summary of the findings presented in this IDS Bulletin.
Tanner, T.; Allouche, J. Towards a New Political Economy of Climate Change and Development. IDS Bulletin (2011) 42 (3) 1-14. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00217.x]