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978-1-4985-3436-9 • Hardback • April 2019 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-4985-3437-6 • eBook • April 2019 • $99.50 • (£77.00)
Sören Scholvin is research fellow at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at the University of Hanover and associate researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
Joachim Betz is associate researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies and professor emeritus at the University of Hamburg.
Chapter 1. China
Chapter 2. India
Chapter 3. Indonesia
Chapter 4. South Korea
Chapter 5. Brazil
Chapter 6. Mexico
Chapter 7. South Africa
“Energy policy in the emerging economies of the Global South has become the crucial determinant of our ability to meet the ambitious climate change mitigation goals committed to in the Paris Agreement. The structural comparative analysis of energy policies and trajectories in seven pivotal emerging economies in this book by energy scholars Scholvin and Betz provides a crucial insight into the highest-stake issue confronting policy-makers in this century. The authors’ prognosis is disquieting, but a critical juncture, triggered by impending climate disaster combined with the immanent risk of fossil fuel-based energy shortages, also provides opportunities for shifting established energy trajectories. This expertly researched study contributes a critical piece of comparative empirical evidence to ongoing debates on the most pressing challenge of our time.”
— Stefan Andreasson, Queen’s University Belfast