Net-Zero Political Economy
Exploring how to accelerate systemic transitions to net-zero emissions in China, Nigeria, India, Indonesia and Brazil.
Year: 2021 Past Project
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.
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.
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
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.
The brief was written by Igwebuike Ijeoma and Chinonso Agbo.
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.
The brief was written by Ying Fan and Xiaogu Li.
This briefing presents opportunities to speed up the transition to net-zero in Indonesia. It looks at key opportunities to overcome the largest bottleneck for Indonesia to achieve net-zero emissions: structural and coordination issues.
Yustina Octifanny, Aidy Halimanjaya (both Dala Institute)
This briefing presents a list of opportunities for international finance to speed up net-zero transitions in India as the country takes over the G20 presidency in 2023.
R R Rashmi, Saswata Chaudhury and Kartikey Sharma (all TERI)
Funded by ClimateWorks Foundation, this project brings together leading experts from around the globe. Halldór Thorgeirsson, former Director of Strategy of the UNFCCC Secretariat, is a Strategic Advisor for the project.
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