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Jakob Skovgaard

Jakob Skovgaard

Associate professor

Jakob Skovgaard

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

Author

  • Jonathan Pickering
  • Jakob Skovgaard
  • Soyeun Kim
  • J. Timmons Roberts
  • David Rossati
  • Martin Stadelmann
  • Hendrikje Reich

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science
  • Miljöpolitik-lup-obsolete
  • BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

149-162

Publication/Series

World Development

Volume

68

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • climate policy
  • climate finance
  • development assistance
  • bureaucratic politics

Status

Published

Project

  • International Economic Institutions and Domestic Actors in the Climate Regime Complex - the Cases of Climate Financing and Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Research group

  • Miljöpolitik-lup-obsolete

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1873-5991