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International Climate Finance

1st Edition

Edited by Erik Haites


248 pages | 35 B/W Illus.

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The book is the first to provide a complete overview of international climate finance. In the Copenhagen Accord of 2009, developed countries jointly committed to mobilize US$100 billion per year to address climate change in developing countries. The book presents the best information available on this subject: an overview of current international climate finance, estimates of the incremental investment and cost of mitigation measures, estimates of the additional funding needed for adaptation, analyses of potential sources of international climate finance, and the institutional and governance arrangements to deliver the funds effectively.

Climate finance will play an increasingly important role in international efforts to address climate change over the next decade and this book is currently the only source of all relevant material on international climate finance for policymakers and researchers.


International Climate Finance, edited by Erik Haites, is useful in providing an authoritative overview of international climate finance discussions written by well-known experts, many of whom work at the forefront of the policy process.Yulia Yamineva, Climate Law, University of Eastern Finland

Table of Contents

1. Climate Change Finance Erik Haites 2. The Landscape of Climate Finance Barbara Buchner, Angela Falconer, Morgan Hervé-Mignucci and Chiara Trabacchi 3. Estimates of Incremental Investment for and Cost of Mitigation Measures in Developing Countries Susanne Olbrisch, Erik Haites, Matthew Savage, Pradeep Dadhich, Pradeep and Manish Kumar Shrivastava 4. Development and Climate Change Adaptation Funding: Coordination and Integration Joel B. Smith, Thea Dickinson, Joseph D.B. Donahue, Ian Burton, Erik Haites, Richard J.T. Klein, and Anand Patwardhan 5. Estimating Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change Urvashi Narain, Sergio Margulis and Timothy Essam 6. Raising Climate Finance to Support Developing Country Action: Some Economic Considerations Alex Bowen 7. Sources of Finance for Climate Action: Principles and Options for Implementation Mechanisms in this Decade Mattia Romani and Nicholas Stern 8. Mobilizing Climate Finance Milan Brahmbhatt and Andrew Steer 9. International Climate Finance from Border Carbon Cost Leveling Michael Grubb 10. Sources of Long-term Climate Change Finance Erik Haites and Carol Mwape 11. Spending Adaptation Money Wisely Samuel Fankhauser and Ian Burton 12. Beyond Climate Finance: From Accountability to Productivity in Addressing the Climate Challenge Simon Zadek 13. Recent Developments Related to International Climate Change Finance Erik Haites and Preety Bhandari

About the Editor

Erik Haites is President of Margaree Consultants Inc., Canada. He advises clients on economic aspects of climate change, including the design of market mechanisms and international financial mechanisms. He was a consultant to the UNFCCC secretariat during the negotiation of the rules for the Kyoto mechanisms.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics