171121 - Green Industrial Policy and the Renewable Energy Transition: Can it be Good Industrial Policy?

21 Novembre, 2017 - 12:30 - 14:30


Séminaire Général du Centre d’études européennes "Low-carbon transitions in Brazil and South Africa"

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 12.30 - 2.30 pm, Sciences Po, Room Goguel, 56, rue des Saints-Pères (Entrance through the 27 rue Saint-Guillaume), 75007 Paris

Wind and solar power are clearly winning choices for addressing climate change. But do they make good industrial policy? Climate action in many developing countries depends on their ability to see “co-benefits”, or economic improvements that accompany climate improvements. This study examines the industrial policies and industrial policy outcomes for wind and solar power in two large emerging economies, Brazil and South Africa. The research finds clear economic gains accompanying wind power in Brazil, but the industrial policy outcomes for the other sectors are more mixed


Kathryn Hochstetler, LSE International Development
Kathryn Hochstetler holds a PhD in Political Science (Minnesota), but has always been interested in the interdisciplinary study of environment and development. She has researched this theme from many angles - global environmental negotiations, regional trade agreements (Mercosur), and through the study of national environmental movements, environment policy, and democratic institutions, primarily in South America. Her most recent book is the prize-winning Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society (Duke University Press, with Margaret Keck). She is currently completing a research project on the role of the BASIC countries (Brazil, China, India, South Africa) in climate negotiations and is writing a book on the adoption of wind and solar power in Brazil and South Africa.
Kathryn Hochstetler is part of the editorial team of the Review of International Political Economy, an Associate Editor of Journal of Politics in Latin America, and on the Editorial Boards of Global Environmental Politics and Latin American Politics and Society.


Weiting Chao, Sciences Po, CEE
Charlotte Halpern, Sciences Po, CEE

Contact: segolene.mennesson@sciencespo.fr

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