Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146210
Authors: 
McCormick, Sabrina
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/12
Abstract: 
Understanding the political economic drivers of energy planning in the Brazilian Amazon is critical since the forest is increasingly vulnerable to destruction and related, increased poverty. This research investigates how political economy affects biomass and hydroelectricity development in that region. It focuses on political economy as characterized by: 1) the needs and agenda of local communities, 2) economic interests and politics at the national level, and 3) international social actors and financial interests. Findings advance our understanding of the political economy of renewable energy by first, focusing on a critical global resource, and second, by implementing a multi-scalar framework that also considers impacts and drivers of climate change.
Subjects: 
hydroelectricity
biomass
Amazon
Brazil
sustainability
qualitative methods
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-055-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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