Background

International Support for domestic action

This project brought together a broad variety of case studies, to explore the domestic drivers and barriers for policies with climate (co-)benefits in developing countries including Ghana, Brazil, India, South Africa and China.

Year: 2009 Past Project

  • Overview

    Domestic climate policies play a crucial role in shifting countries towards a low-carbon growth trajectory, but how can international support enable and support domestic action?

    International support for the implementation of domestic policies can be anchored in the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on financial mechanisms and technology transfer. The principle of common but differentiated responsibility requires all countries to pursue climate policies and expects developed countries to pay for the incremental costs of climate policies in developing countries.

    This project brought together a broad variety of case studies, to explore the domestic drivers and barriers for policies with climate (co-)benefits in developing countries including Ghana, Brazil, India, South Africa, China and more. Looking at the mechanisms and institutional settings available to address barriers, the project considers how domestic policy can increase the scale, scope and speed of implementation.

  • Authors

    This project brought together leading climate researchers from across the world including:

    • William Gboney. Policy and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development in Ghana 
    • Kate Grant. Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa 
    • Haroldo Machado-Filho. Options for International Support for Low-Carbon Transportation Policies in Brazil 
    • Anoop Singh. Climate Co-Benefit Policies in India: Domestic Drivers and North-South Cooperation 
    • Umashankar Sreenivasamurthy. Domestic Climate Policy for the Steel Sector, India 
    • Xiliang Zhang. North-South Cooperation and Private Public Partnership: A Case Study of China Wind Power Industry Institutional papers: 
    • James Cust. Intermediate Indicators: Lessons for their Use in Measurement, Reporting and Effective Policy Implementation 
    • Sarah Lester and Karsten Neuhoff. The Role Of and Experience From Policy Targets in National and International Government 
    • Amichai Magen. Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Cooperation Facilitation System 
    • Zsuzsanna Pató. On Twinning: The Hungarian Experience 
    • Maike Sippel and Karsten Neuhoff. Lessons from Conditionality Provisions for South-North Cooperation on Climate Policy Policy summary: 
    • Karsten Neuhoff. International Support for Domestic Climate Policies: Policy Summary

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