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Tanner, Thomas and Mensah, Adelina and Lawson, Elaine T. and Gordon, Chris and Godfrey-Wood, Rachel and Cannon, Terry (2017) 'Political Economy of Climate Compatible Development: Artisanal Fisheries and Climate Change in Ghana.' In: Nunan, Fiona, (ed.), Making Climate Compatible Development Happen. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 223-143.

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Abstract

This chapter presents results of research that explores the socio-political forces and challenges by understanding the political economy of climate compatible development (CCD) in relation to artisanal fisheries in Ghana. The analysis provides insight into the complex political economy in Ghana's artisanal fisheries, a sector that has received little attention with regard to climate change linkages. This could help other projects and wider initiatives on climate change locate their work within a political economy context and target efforts in politically smart ways. The chapter outlines the context for the artisanal fisheries sector and challenges to its sustainability and relations with climate change. It then analyses the politics of climate change policy formulation, including its relationship with the fisheries sector. Ghana is an excellent example of the additional challenges climate change and variability pose to development. It has achieved middle-income country status yet this significant economic progress, as in all other countries, has been accompanied by rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9781315621579
Copyright Statement: © 2017 selection and editorial matter, Fiona Nunan; individual chapters, the contributors. This is an accepted version of a chapter accepted for publication in Making Climate Compatible Development Happen: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315621579-11
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315621579-11
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 13:34
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31252

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