The transformative potential of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions: An assessment of the concepts’ ability to contribute to transformational change
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This mixed methods study aims at evaluating the transformative potential of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Earlier studies on the subject have outlined a lack of clarity both on the concept of NAMAs and on how developing countries will use it in their climate actions and thus its ability to contribute to transformational change. The mixed method approach used was: quantitative content analysis of Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) from developing countries referring to NAMAs combined with qualitative thematic analysis of NAMA proposals from eight selected countries. An explanatory sequential design was used which means that the first quantitative phase aimed at giving an initial understanding of NAMAs transformative potential. The purpose with the second phase, the qualitative analysis was then to deepen that understanding, by applying transformation theories. The two phases of analysis was integrated in the discussion section to get a more complete picture of the transformative potential. The result shows that the intent with NAMAs in the INDC consists of great uncertainties. A variety of NAMA designs was found in both phases of the study. In all of the eight more closely studied countries elements of transformation could be identified, which indicates that NAMAs could be designed to have transformative potential.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Transformational change, NAMAs, INDCs, developing countries, MLP, SNM
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128609ISRN: LIU-TEMA/MV-C—16/04--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-128609DiVA: diva2:930704
Subject / course
Bachelor of Science Thesis, Environmental Science Programme
2016-05-03, TP51, Campus Norrköping, Norrköping, 09:15 (English)
Fridahl, Mathias, Biträdande universitetslektor
Storbjörk, Sofie, Universitetslektor