This Energy and Environment Paper follows the original publication on the Refomred Financial Mechanism proposal (OIES EV 45). It analyses four areas of oversight:How to design decision making (processes and remits) for the UNFCCC COP and RFM executive body so as to ensure sufficient political oversight and buy-in without the danger of over-politicized micro-management of […]
The fight against climate change needs the full engagement of developing countries. And for this to happen argues Luis Gomez-Echeverri national institutions with the capacity to identify priorities and manage the resources for action are urgently needed. The report focuses on the institutional needs and best practices already found.
The history of financial support for developing countries is seen by many as littered with disappointments and broken promises that have eroded trust to an unprecedented level. The aim of this Comment by Dr. Benito Müller. is to highlight this problem and to propose a solution through a system of certification and registration to be […]
In the current negotiations on the future institutional arrangements for international public climate change finance one of the most controversial issues that divides developed and developing countries is the concept of being ‘under the authority of the COP’. In this OIES Energy and Environment Comment Dr. Benito Müller. looks into how this controversy could be […]
This OIES Energy and Environment Paper by Benito Müller and Luis Gomez-Echeverri is the first background paper on the topic of how to reform the Financial Mechanism of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to make it fit for purpose to deal with the need to provide financing for climate change in developing countries […]
This paper by Prof Timmons and his team provides preliminary findings on trends in climate aid from the world’s major donor nations from 2000 to 2006 based on individual categorization of over 115,000 aid projects randomly selected from the OECD/CRS database.
Benito Müller and Harald Winkler are looking at the latest World Bank initiative to set up three ‘Climate Investment Funds’ — a Clean Technology Fund (Target size US$5-10bn); a $1bn Forest Investment Fund, and a $1bn Adaptation Pilot Fund, and find that the proposed governance of these funds is completely out of step with recent […]
Has the recent climate change conference in Nairobi really been the failure that some would have us believe? In this comment, Dr Benito Müller argues that, on the contrary, there has been some considerable success – at least in the context of adaptation to adverse impact in general, and adaptation funding in particular; issues which […]
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