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Handbook of International Climate Finance

9781784715649 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Axel Michaelowa, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich and Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Switzerland and Perspectives Climate Research, Germany and Anne-Kathrin Sacherer, Perspectives Climate Research, Germany
Publication Date: October 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78471 564 9 Extent: c 448 pp
The concept of international climate finance channelled from developed to developing countries through public interventions for mitigation and adaptation has been developed over the last decade, but its roots date back to the early 1990s. Despite the high relevance of the topic in the international climate negotiations, illustrated by the (missed) target to mobilise USD 100 billion by 2020, there is no book that provides an overview accessible to academics and practitioners alike.

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The concept of international climate finance channelled from developed to developing countries through public interventions for mitigation and adaptation has been developed over the last decade, but its roots date back to the early 1990s. Despite the high relevance of the topic in the international climate negotiations, illustrated by the (missed) target to mobilise USD 100 billion by 2020, there is no book that provides an overview accessible to academics and practitioners alike.

This comprehensive Handbook of International Climate Finance closes this gap, with contributions from expert researchers and practitioners involved in key climate finance institutions. Chapters assess past approaches to international climate finance, discuss the effectiveness of different channels for climate finance, debate challenges encountered and elucidate national strategies of donors and recipients. An important section elaborates perspectives for sources of international climate finance from multilateral channels, the private sector, and blending of finance including through international carbon markets. The Handbook further elaborates perspectives on ownership and accountability and the role of the private sector. Mapping out pathways for the future, it concludes by providing a vision for international climate finance after 2025.

This forward-thinking Handbook will be a critical resource for scholars and students with an interest in climate change and related policies and environmental politics, policy, and economics more broadly. It provides key input for international climate negotiators, climate activists and international climate finance institutions.
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‘Strategic investments are key for successful long term mitigation and adaptation policy. International climate finance is crucial to mobilize such investments in developing countries. The Handbook of International Climate Finance clearly lays out what is known about the impact of transfers from North to South and what needs to be improved. Every climate policy practitioner should have read it!’
– Michael Grubb, University College London, UK

‘As facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2025 new collective quantified goal for climate finance I welcome the Handbook of International Climate Finance. It is an excellent input into the negotiations as it gives a clear overview of the history, current state, and possible future of international climate finance.’
– Kishan Kumarsingh, Co-chair of the ad hoc work programme on the new collective quantified goal on climate finance, UNFCCC

‘Written by leading scholars and practitioners in the field, the Handbook of International Climate Finance is an extremely useful resource for researchers and negotiators from the developing countries who are increasingly getting involved in sourcing and using climate finance to tackle both climate change as well as development.’
– Saleemul Huq, Independent University Bangladesh
Contributors
Contributors include: Hanna-Mari Ahonen, Sam Barrett, Rishi Basak, Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Barbara K. Buchner, Sonja Butzengeiger-Geyer, Philipp Censkowsky, Johanna Christensen, Sandra Dalfiume, Aglaja Espelage, Angela D. Falconer, Dominique Gangneux, Anja Carolin Gebel, Yannick Glemarec, Luis Gomez- Echeverri, Stephan Hoch, Aki Kachi, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Ruth Kassaye, Gaia Larsen, Axel Michaelowa, Katharina Michaelowa, Benito Müller, Faustin Munyazikwiye, Smita Nakhooda, Chandreyee Namhata, Maciej Nyka, Gareth Phillips, Matthias Poralla, Izabela Ratajczak-Juszko, Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros, Anne-Kathrin Sacherer, Joachim Schnurr, Stefan Marco Schwager, Igor Shishlov, Lauren Sidner, Aayushi Singh, Martin Stadelmann, Joe Thwaites, Charlene Watson
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