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Urban, Frauke, Ting, Marie Blanche and Lakew, Hilawe (2013) 'Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth in a Carbon Constrained World: The Case of Ethiopia.' In: Urban, Frauke and Nordensvard, Johan, (eds.), Low Carbon Development: Key Issues. Oxon: Earthscan, Routledge, pp. 228-239.

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the opportunities and challenges posed by low carbon development in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of the world’s least developed countries. Due to marginal emissions and high vulnerability to climate change, it has traditionally focused on adapting to the impacts of climate change rather than focusing on low carbon development. Low carbon development in countries like Ethiopia is not about emission reductions, but about the opportunities and benefits low carbon development can bring for human development. This chapter, which is based on fieldwork, explores some of these opportunities and stresses the need for combining low carbon development with key development priorities related to poverty reduction and economic growth. The chapter also addresses the state and non-state actors driving low carbon development in Ethiopia, their motives and potential trade-offs related to low carbon development.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISBN: 9780415538985
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203108628-38
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 14:29
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17141

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