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Triple wins? Prospects for pro-poor, low carbon, climate resilient energy services in Kenya

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Jon Phillips, Peter Newell, Ana Pueyo

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Climate Compatible Development Happen
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages114-129
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)1138657026
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Abstract

We provide a political economy analysis of two interventions in Kenya that promise to meet climate change and development aims simultaneously: (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 are resolved through unequal relations of power.

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