Background

Net-Zero Political Economy

Exploring how to accelerate systemic transitions to net-zero emissions in China, Nigeria, India, Indonesia and Brazil.

Year: 2021 Current Project

  • Overview

    For ClimateWorks Foundation, we have developed a series of brief reports. They identify opportunities in the political economies of China, Nigeria, India, Indonesia and Brazil to accelerate systemic transitions to net-zero emissions. The countries currently account for 45% of the global population and 40% of greenhouse gas emissions.

    Building on Climate Strategies’ member and partner network, we have worked with experts from the target countries to gather insights on where international financing can have the largest impact.

  • Brazil

    This briefing looks at key sectors, proposing measures to speed up the transition to net-zero in Brazil. These sectors include land use and forestry, agriculture, transport, carbon markets, waste management and industry.

    Authors

    The brief was written by a research team at the Center for Sustainability Studies at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGVces):

    • Gustavo Velloso Breviglieri
    • Guilherme Borba Lefèvre
    • Guarany Ipê do Sol Osório

     

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  • Nigeria

    This briefing presents opportunities to speed up the transition to net-zero in Nigeria. It looks at key areas including waste management, agriculture and forestry, clean energy, oil and gas and engaging key political decision-makers.

    Authors

    The brief was written by Igwebuike Ijeoma and Chinonso Agbo.

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  • China

    This briefing presents opportunities to speed up the transition to net-zero in China. It looks at key areas including energy production and distribution, transport, natural carbon sinks and technology and energy policy.

    Authors

    The brief was written by Ying Fan and Xiaogu Li.

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  • Partners

    Funded by ClimateWorks Foundation, this project brings together leading experts from around the globe. It is led by Halldór Thorgeirsson, former Director of Strategy of the UNFCCC Secretariat.

    The country experts include:

    • China: Ying Fan, Beihang University
    • Nigeria: Stanley Ijeoma, Schrodinger Greentech
    • India: Saswata Chaudhury, Kartikey Sharma, Shubhi Goel, Soham Banerjee, TERI
    • Indonesia: Aidy Halimanjaya, Dala Institute
    • Brazil: Guarany Osorio & Guilherme Lefevre, FGVces