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Jakob Skovgaard

Jakob Skovgaard

Associate professor | Senior lecturer | Principal investigator BECC

Jakob Skovgaard

The politics of climate finance coordination


  • Erik Lundsgaarde
  • Kevin Adams
  • Kendra Dupuy
  • Adis Dzebo
  • Mikkel Funder
  • Adam Moe Fejerskov
  • Zoha Shawoo
  • Jakob Skovgaard

Summary, in English

• Climate finance coordination challenges reflect political differences, including divergent interests among ministries involved in the governance of multilateral climate funds.
• Differences in the histories and governance of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) – two key multilateral climate funds – shape debate on their respective advantages and future roles.
• The multilateral funds have encouraged cross-governmental coordination at country level. However, there are competing views on which governmental actors at national level are best-suited to take responsibility for coordinating climate finance planning and implementation.
• The cross-sectoral orientation of climate finance coordination contrasts with existing development coordination approaches, which emphasize coordination within separate policy sectors.


  • Department of Political Science
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year





SEI Policy Briefs

Document type

Working paper


Stockholm Environment Institute


  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)




  • Share or Spare? Explaining the Nature and Determinants of Climate Finance Coordination