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To Opt-in or to Cop Out: COP26 and the Policy Dynamics of Decarbonising African Cities

Asekomeh, Ayodele and Gershon, Obindah and Azubuike, Smith I. (2022) To Opt-in or to Cop Out: COP26 and the Policy Dynamics of Decarbonising African Cities. In: Decarbonisation Pathways for African Cities. Springer.

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The COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact appears to have kept alive the ambition of restricting temperature rises to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. However, developing countries must translate the agreements into specific policies and change instruments in their home countries. Carbon abatement agreements and the responsibility for financing climate change actions may be inimical to Africa’s fragile economies which are often dependent on natural resources and carbon-emitting activities. The Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) helps to evaluate the policy subsystem to explain how coalitions’ beliefs and resources can be channelled towards policymaking for the decarbonisation of African cities. Specifically, we use the ACF to review international cities coalitions and the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) to explore the interactions and institutional settings needed to negotiate, agree and implement the Glasgow Climate Pact for decarbonising African cities.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decarbonisation African cities COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact Advocacy coalition framework Policy Governance Stakeholders
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 22 May 2023 15:23
Last Modified: 22 May 2023 15:23

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