This book examines development aid for climate change adaptation. Increasing amounts of aid are used to help developing countries adapt to climate change. The authors seek to discover how this aid is distributed and what constitutes the patterns of adaptation-aid giving. Does it help vulnerable countries, as donors promise, or does it help donors achieve economic and political gains? Set against the backdrop of international climate change negotiations and the aid allocation literature, Betzold and Weiler's empirical analysis proceeds in three steps: firstly they assess adaptation aid as reported by the OECD, then statistically examine patterns in adaptation aid allocation, and finally qualitatively investigate adaptation aid in three large climate donors: Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. With its mixed-method research design and comprehensive data, this work provides a unique, state-of-the-art analysis of adaptation aid as a new stream of development aid.
Carola Betzold is Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Göttingen, Germany. She is also Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development Policy and Management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her research centres on climate change politics, from the local through to the global level.
Florian Weiler is Lecturer in Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Basel, Switzerland. He currently researches international environmental problems and the role of interest groups in national and international policy-making processes.
1.1. Definition of Key Concepts
1.2. The Cost of Climate Change Adaptation
1.3. Financing climate change adaptation
1.4. Overview of the Book and Contributions
2. The History and Political Economy of Adaptation Aid.-
2.1. History of Adaptation and Adaptation Finance in Climate Change Negotiations
2.2. Adaptation Finance or Adaptation Aid? The Question of Additionality
2.3. Aid Allocation
2.4. Allocating Adaptation Aid
2.5. Summary and our Expectations
3. Setting the Stage: A Mixed Methods Research Design.-
3.1. Our Overall Research Design: Mixed Methods
3.2. Quantitative Design
3.3. Qualitative Design
4. Descriptive Analysis: Adaptation Aid Flows in the OECD CRS.-
4.1. Overview of Adaptation Aid Flows
4.2. Who Gives Adaptation Aid?
4.3. Who Receives Adaptation Aid?
5. Quantitative Analysis: Who Gives Adaptation Aid to Whom?.-
5.1. Adaptation Aid Allocation Across All Donors
5.2. Adaptation Aid Allocation in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
6. Qualitative Analysis: Adaptation Aid in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.-
6.1. Climate Change, Adaptation, and Development Cooperation
6.2. The Aid Allocation Process
6.3. Issues and Challenges