Re-Thinking Global Climate Change: A Local, Bottom-Up Perspective
Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Vol. XX, No. 1, pp. 4-20, 2018
9 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2019
Date Written: March 22, 2019
This article provides a timely and forward-thinking analysis regarding the transition to clean energy. It does so by offering a behavioral-economics analysis of prosumer-market factors. We argue that transitioning to clean energy cannot be achieved solely through top-down or bottom-up methods; rather, a symbiotic relationship between government or businesses creating opportunities and individual prosumers is key. The article puts an emphasis on the effectiveness of bottom-up factors like smart cities, NGOs, and ordinary citizens.
Keywords: clean energy, energy transition, behavioral economics, prosumers, climate change
JEL Classification: F18, K33, Q27, Q4, Q5
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