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Mainstreaming Climate Change in Development Cooperation
Theory, Practice and Implications for the European Union


Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Michael Thompson, Harro van Asselt, Michiel van Drunen, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Thijs Etty
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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107696389

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  • Climate change, development and development cooperation are, individually and jointly, three politically sensitive, complex issues, especially in the context of relations between developed and developing countries. This book tackles these issues by combining theoretical, political, and practical perspectives, analysing the dominant paradigms and exploring the meaning of the concept of mainstreaming. At the practical level, it presents the results of case studies focusing on assistance provided by the European Union and key member states and the climate needs articulated by developing countries. At the political level, it highlights the sensitivities between developed and developing countries and examines the mainstreaming debate in various fora. This book is valuable for policymakers, academics, politicians and non-state actors working in the fields of development studies, international law, politics, international relations, economics, climate change, and environmental studies.

    • Explains the linkages between climate change, development, and development cooperation
    • Explores the evolution of aid theory and politics and lessons for climate assistance
    • Gives an overview of the state of mainstreaming climate change into development cooperation in the EU and a number of Member States
    • Provides case studies on the needs of developing countries for climate assistance and the extent to which these needs are met
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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107696389
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 75 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Climate change, development and development cooperation Joyeeta Gupta and Nicolien van der Grijp
    Part II. Theoretical Exploration:
    2. Development and development cooperation theory Joyeeta Gupta and Michael Thompson
    3. Mainstreaming climate change: a theoretical exploration Joyeeta Gupta
    Part III. Governance:
    4. Global governance: development cooperation Joyeeta Gupta
    5. Global governance: climate cooperation Joyeeta Gupta, Harro van Asselt and Michiel van Drunen with section by Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
    6. Mainstreaming climate change into EU development cooperation policy Nicolien van der Grijp and Thijs Etty
    7. Mainstreaming climate change in EU Member States' development cooperation Harro van Asselt and Joyeeta Gupta
    Part IV. Case Studies:
    8. The need for climate assistance Nicolien van der Grijp and Joyeeta Gupta
    9. The supply of aid and the need-supply nexus Nicolien van der Grijp and Joyeeta Gupta
    Part V. Conclusions:
    10. Prospects for mainstreaming climate change in development cooperation Joyeeta Gupta and Nicolien van der Grijp

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    Joyeeta Gupta, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Joyeeta Gupta is Professor of Climate Change Law and Policy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and of Water Law and Policy at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She is editor-in-chief of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and is on the editorial board of the journals Carbon and Law Review, International Journal on Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Policy, and International Community Law Review. She was a lead author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She is on the scientific steering committees of many different international programmes including the Global Water Systems Project and the Earth System Governance Project. She has published several books on climate change, including The Climate Change Convention and Developing Countries: From Conflict to Consensus? (1997), and Our Simmering Planet: What to Do About Global Warming (2001). Her edited books include The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water (2009, with J. Dellapenna), Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: The Role of Institutions and Instruments to Control Global Change (2003, with M. Faure and A. Nentjes), Issues in International Climate Policy: Theory and Policy (2003, with E. Van Ierland and M. Kok), and Climate Change and European Leadership: A Sustainable Role for Europe (2000, with M. Grubb).


    Nicolien van der Grijp, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Nicolien van der Grijp is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she co-ordinates the European Law and Policy cluster. Her research interests are related to environmental law and policy at the international, EU and national level. In her present work, she focuses on issues of integration, implementation and interaction at the various levels. She has worked on several projects focusing on developing countries, including the UNEP project on global product chains, the EU climate change leadership project, and the EU sustainability labelling project.


    Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Michael Thompson, Harro van Asselt, Michiel van Drunen, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Thijs Etty

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