The political economy of deep decarbonisation pathways

Complementing earlier research on various aspects of green industrial policy, sustainable innovation systems and green technological trajectories, this project will define the necessary conditions for the creation of transformative alliances that can consolidate and speed up decarbonisation. Based on country studies of China, Germany and South Africa as well as a regional study on Sub-Saharan Africa, the project will identify policy measures that have worked effectively in different country contexts. The project will encourage the formation of a cross-country learning space.

Project Lead:
Dirk Messner
Wilfried Lütkenhorst
Tilman Altenburg

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Time frame:
2014 - 2015 / completed

Co-operation Partner:

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Energy Research Centre / University of Cape Town