Publication
Title
Responsibility, capacity, greenness or vulnerability? What explains the levels of climate aid provided by bilateral donors?
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Abstract
At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, donors pledged to jointly mobilize $100 billion/year for climate finance by 2020. The Copenhagen Accord and other agreements do not specify who should provide how much of this collective target beyond the general principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR&RC), according to which the more responsible a country is for climate change and/or the more capable of paying, the more climate finance it should provide. Two additional burden-sharing mechanisms may explain how much climate finance donors provide: willingness to pay or greenness and self-interest. These mechanisms are tested to determine which best explains current patterns in climate finance commitments by analysing bilateral climate aid. There is evidence for capabilityricher countries provide more climate aid. In contrast, responsibility, greenness or self-interest do not induce more climate aid commitments. Better understanding the drivers of climate aid helps to mobilize more climate finance, and advances understanding of (sectoral) aid allocation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental politics. - London
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
0964-4016
Volume/pages
27:5(2018), p. 892-916
ISI
000440707200007
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UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 18.06.2018
Last edited 14.09.2021
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