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Tanner, Thomas and Harvey, Blane (2013) 'Social justice and low carbon development.' In: Urban, Frauke and Nordensvard, Johan, (eds.), Low Carbon Development: Key Issues. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 55-65.

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The shift to low carbon development implies winners and losers. This chapter explores some of the different dimensions and interpretations of equity and social justice in the context of climate change and development. It initially examines the dominant application of social justice through the lens of equity within global mitigation agreements. Using examples drawn from Ghana’s low carbon development planning processes, the chapter then demonstrates how greater attention is required to the consideration of social justice in decision making and implementation of low carbon development at national level.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9780203108628
Copyright Statement: © 2013 selection and editorial material, Frauke Urban and Johan Nordensvärd; individual chapters, the contributors. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a chapter published by Taylor & Francis in Low Carbon Development: Key Issues on 18th July 2013, available online:
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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 14:21

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