Research for this article was carried out through the Political Economy of Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development project, coordinated by IDS and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The views expressed here are the views of the authors and do not represent the views or policies of IDS, DFID, or the UK government.
Negotiating Climate Resilience in Nepal
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2011
© 2011 The Authors. IDS Bulletin © 2011 Institute of Development Studies
Special Issue: Political Economy of Climate Change
Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 70–79, May 2011
How to Cite
Ayers, J., Kaur, N. and Anderson, S. (2011), Negotiating Climate Resilience in Nepal. IDS Bulletin, 42: 70–79. doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00224.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2011
One of the key drivers of the global political economy of climate change is the evolving financial architecture; yet there is little research into how this plays out at the national level. How will the new ideas and ideologies be received and interpreted in national policymaking arenas? What does this mean for how power, processes and resources are negotiated and institutionalised? This article addresses these questions through a case study analysis of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Nepal. We examine how the global objectives of the PPCR are being interpreted and re-conceptualised by different actors; and how this conceptualisation is influenced by, and reinforces or challenges, existing political ideologies and interests. We suggest that attention to these dynamics could help resolve some emerging tensions as the PPCR moves forwards towards implementation.