Transition and Transformation

The Global Shift to Renewables

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This cutting-edge project investigates how onshore wind, solar PV, and lithium-ion batteries global supply chains are governed. The urgency for reducing CO2 emissions defers questions of process and justice, leading to governance ‘gaps’ and accountability ‘traps’.

Expected outcomes of the project include original knowledge of what parts of the global renewable technology supply chains are being governed and how, where there are protection norm gaps and negative impacts and why, and whether the most important renewable energy global supply chain governance initiatives are accountable and effective.

The project provides valuable benefits for improving governance through policy recommendations for mitigating renewables’ negative impacts.