Journal article

A complexity underpinning for domestic climate mitigation policy in South Africa


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Publication Details

Author list: Tyler E, Cohen B.

Publisher: WIT Press

Publication year: 2017

Journal: International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics

Journal name: International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics

Volume number: 12

Issue number: 1

Start page: 124

End page: 132

Total number of pages: 9

ISSN: 1755-7437

eISSN: 1755-7445

URL: https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85007426136


Abstract

This paper explores the proposition that a complex systems approach may
provide a useful conceptual underpinning for understanding and
developing domestic climate mitigation policy in a developing country,
using South Africa as a case study. Framing South African climate
mitigation policy as a system contextualised by, and radically open to,
the broader South African social, technological, economic,
environmental, physical and political system highlights the properties
and mechanisms of complex social systems, thereby re-ordering policy
priorities and leverage points. But further, a complexity frame or
paradigm is a radical departure from its modernist predecessor. The
complexity principles that underpin this frame suggest different entry
points, foci and practices as being appropriate for the South African
climate mitigation policy community.


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Keywords

Climate mitigation


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