Low Carbon and Adaptation Investment Choices for the Developing World
272 pages, 230 x 156 mm
Earthscan from Routledge
This book builds on a decade-long experience with mechanisms provided by the Kyoto Protocol and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It discusses the challenges of climate finance in the context of the post-Copenhagen negotiations and provides a long-term outlook of how climate finance in developing countries could develop.
Written by climate finance experts from academia, carbon finance businesses and international organisations, the book provides background, firsthand insights, case studies and analysis into the complex subject area of climate finance.
1. The Clean Development Mechanism Gold Rush
2. Development Co-operation and Climate Change: Political-Economic Determinants of Adaptation Aid
3. How Brazil and China have Financed Industry Development and Energy Security Initiatives that Support Mitigation Objectives
4. The Adaptation Fund: Towards Resilient Economies in the Developing World
5. Fast-Start Finance - Scattered Governance, Information and Programmes
6. New Market Mechanisms for Mitigation - Getting the Incentives Right
7. Mobilising Mitigation Policies in the South through a Financing Mix
8. Market Mechanisms for Adaptation - an Aberration or a Key Source of Finance?
9. Harnessing the Financial Markets to Leverage Low Carbon Technology Diffusion
10. Climate Finance and Backstop Technologies
11. Manouvering Climate Finance Around the Pitfalls - Finding the Right Policy Mix
Axel Michaelowa is researcher at the Center for International and Comparative Studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and Senior Founding Partner of the consultancy Perspectives.