262 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
The Paris Framework for Climate Change Capacity Building pioneers a new era of climate change governance, performing the foundational job of clarifying what is meant by the often ad-hoc, one-off, uncoordinated, ineffective and unsustainable practices of the past decade described as 'capacity building' to address climate change. As an alternative, this book presents a framework on how to build effective and sustainable capacity systems to meaningfully tackle this long-term problem. Such a reframing of capacity building itself requires means of implementation. The authors combine their decades-long experiences in climate negotiations, developing climate solutions, climate activism and peer-reviewed research to chart a realistic roadmap for the implementation of this alternative framework for capacity building. As a result, this book convincingly makes the case that universities, as the highest and sustainable seats of learning and research in the developing countries, should be the central hub of capacity building there.
This will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers in the areas of climate change and environmental studies.
Chapter 1: "Puzzling, Confusing, and…Vacuous:" Capacity building from the World Bank to climate governance
Chapter 2: The meager history and politics of capacity building under the UNFCCC
Chapter 3: Has it worked elsewhere? Capacity building efforts in development and environmental regimes
Chapter 4: Needed: a capacity building framework that’s up to the task
Chapter 5: Case studies of capacity building in Bangladesh, Uganda, and Jamaica
With Shaila Mahmud, Revocatus Twinomuhangi, Joseph Epitu and Stacy-ann Robinson
Chapter 6: Lessons learned from agency initiatives on capacity building
With Julianna Bradley
Chapter 7: Universities as the central hub of capacity building
With Shaila Mahmud, Revocatus Twinomuhangi and Stacy-ann Robinson
Chapter 8: Capacity Building and Transparency Under Paris
With Stacy-ann Robinson
Chapter 9: Implementing the Paris framework on capacity building