Triple wins? Prospects for pro-poor, low carbon, climate resilient energy services in Kenya
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We provide a political economy analysis of two interventions in Kenya that promise to meet climate change and development aims: (i) incentives for the private sector to produce electricity from renewable sources; (ii) a Climate Change Action Plan to mainstream climate change in government policy. Support for climate compatible development may be gained through interventions that operate within existing landscapes of power, but dominant framings of energy and development constrain the prospect of pro-poor, climate resilient, low carbon energy services in the developing world. Ultimately, trade-offs between different policy objectives will be resolved through unequal relations of power.
Funding for this research from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is gratefully acknowledged. CDKN is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
In: Making Climate Compatible Development Happen, edited by Fiona Nunan, pp. 114 - 129
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