Authors: Hubert Schmitz
Addresses: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK
Abstract: The rising powers have become the default movers and shakers in the global economy, including the green economy. This article shows how China has become more powerful in renewable energy and examines the implications for the green transformation. China exerts strong downward pressure on the costs of the transformation but the effects on the speed of this transformation are not yet clear. The paper suggests that a focus on public-private-civic alliances within and across countries is essential for understanding and fostering progress in accelerating the green transformation.
Keywords: green economy; climate change mitigation; low carbon transformation; power shift; rising powers; China; wind energy; wind power; green technology; green economics; renewable energy; public-private-civic alliances.
International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2015 Vol.8 No.1, pp.1 - 14
Received: 02 Aug 2013
Accepted: 06 Jun 2014
Published online: 20 Jul 2016 *