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Acting on Climate Finance Pledges: Inter-Agency Dynamics and Relationships with Aid in Contributor States

Pickering, Jonathan; Skovgaard, Jakob LU ; Kim, Soyeun; Roberts, J. Timmons; Rossati, David; Stadelmann, Martin and Reich, Hendrikje (2015) In World Development 68. p.149-162
Abstract
Developed countries have relied heavily on aid budgets to fulfill their pledges to boost funding for addressing climate change in developing countries. However, little is known about how interaction between aid and other ministries has shaped contributorsâ diverse approaches to climate finance. This paper investigates intra-governmental dynamics in decision-making on climate finance in seven contributor countries (Australia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, and the US). While aid agencies retained considerable control over implementation, environment and finance ministries have played an influential and often contrasting role on key policy issues, including distribution between mitigation and adaptation and among geographical... (More)
Developed countries have relied heavily on aid budgets to fulfill their pledges to boost funding for addressing climate change in developing countries. However, little is known about how interaction between aid and other ministries has shaped contributorsâ diverse approaches to climate finance. This paper investigates intra-governmental dynamics in decision-making on climate finance in seven contributor countries (Australia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, and the US). While aid agencies retained considerable control over implementation, environment and finance ministries have played an influential and often contrasting role on key policy issues, including distribution between mitigation and adaptation and among geographical regions. (Less)
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climate policy, climate finance, development assistance, bureaucratic politics
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World Development
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68
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149 - 162
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Elsevier
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1873-5991
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10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.10.033
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International Economic Institutions and Domestic Actors in the Climate Regime Complex - the Cases of Climate Financing and Fossil Fuel Subsidies
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {149--162},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {World Development},
  title        = {Acting on Climate Finance Pledges: Inter-Agency Dynamics and Relationships with Aid in Contributor States},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.10.033},
  volume       = {68},
  year         = {2015},
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