From theory to practice: Understanding transformational change in NAMAs

Florian Mersmann, Karen Holm Olsen, Timon Wehnert, Zyaad Boodoo, Jørgen Villy Fenhann (Editor)

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    Abstract

    The objective of the concept paper is to propose an operational definition for what transformational change means in the context of NAMAs, taking into consideration ongoing discussions among NAMA experts, and to give an overview of theoretical approaches to sustainability transitions and transformational change, exploring their possible applicability to NAMAs. The theoretical approaches are the basis to propose hypotheses for the dynamics, indicators and success factors that foster transformational change, which is necessary to assess whether a NAMA intervention has been or can be transformational to achieve low carbon and sustainable development goals. This paper will serve as the basis for further exploration of a framework to assess the potential for transformational impacts of NAMAs.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUNEP DTU Partnership
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93130-23-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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