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De-Carbonizing Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Greenhouse gas emissions in Sub-Saharan African countries are comparatively low today but have been growing rapidly. The projected continued economic and population growth as well as a shift towards more carbon-intensive fuels might accelerate this trend. This project aims to identify low-carbon transformation pathways for Sub-Saharan Africa in three dimensions: (i) take stock of the challenges to climate-compatible socio-economic development; (ii) analyze appropriate climate policies to control future emission growth; (iii) investigate the political economy of the policies in country-specific contexts.

Project start:
01. November 2018

Project end:
30. April 2022

Project staff:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters, Dr. Maximiliane Sievert, Julian Rose

Project partners:
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung