How is it possible that despite multiple pledges and commitments, rapid progress in key technologies, and the implementation of more than 4,500 climate policies, the world is not on track to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement? "Within Reach: Navigating the Political Economy of Decarbonization" discusses within-country political economy as a key barrier to progress. It shows that the political economy is dynamic and that it can be changed to achieve impactful climate action. To do this, the book unpacks four dimensions which hold the key for translating ambition into climate action―climate governance, policy sequencing, policy design, and policy process―and it is rich with examples of what has worked and how.
At this seminar, Jun Rentscher, Senior Economist, Office of the Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank, presented the main points of the report.
12pm-1pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 (Japan Standard Time)
Senior Climate Change Advisor, Office of the Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank
Senior Economist, Office of the Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank