Who drives climate-relevant policies in the rising powers?

  title={Who drives climate-relevant policies in the rising powers?},
  author={H. Schmitz},
  journal={New Political Economy},
  pages={521 - 540}
  • H. Schmitz
  • Published 3 September 2017
  • Economics
  • New Political Economy
ABSTRACT The future of human life on our planet is influenced increasingly by what goes on in the rising powers. This paper provides a political economy analysis of the climate-relevant policies of China, India, Brazil and South Africa. It shows that alliances play a key role in driving such policies. However, most actors who support such policies have priorities other than climate change mitigation. Their support for such policies comes from concerns with securing energy, building competitive… 

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