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In search of double dividends from climate change interventions: Evidence on forest conservation and household energy transitions

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In search of double dividends from climate change interventions: Evidence on forest conservation and household energy transitions

Seminar about the recent EBA report with the same title as this seminar. The report is based on a systematic review of impact evaluations of what we know of the effects with double objectives in climate aid – climate benefits and poverty reduction. Three Focali members have been part of the review team, Gunnar Köhlin, Madelene Ostwald and Eskil Mattson, they will present and discuss the findings at this GCGD seminar.

What Seminar
When May 02, 2016 01:15 PM to
May 02, 2016 02:30 PM
Where Vasagatan 1 Göteborg, School of Business, Economics and Law, Room D-32
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Attendees Gunnar Köhlin, Madelene Ostwald and Eskil Mattson
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More and more aid is used for climate related interventions in developing countries. In the last 15 years, bilateral aid has increased from 3 to 20 billion USD annually. Globally, the ambition is to further five-fold this kind of support to at least 100 billion USD by 2020. While climate aid is clearly on the rise, there are critical voices against using development aid for climate related purposes. At the same time, addressing poverty through climate related interventions, whether they be for adaptation or mitigation, is an attractive prospect, not least for policymakers. Essentially it is a way of killing two birds with a stone. But, what do we know about the effects? Although some solid knowledge does exist, the authors argue that there is a ‘know-do gap’, i.e. a gap between what we know and what we do.

 

About the report:

In the recent EBA (Expertgruppen för Biståndsanalys) report from march 2016, a systematic review of impact evaluations in two fields (forest conservation and household energy) has been made. The authors put forward not only specific recommendations for better development impact, but also to improve evaluation practices. This report has served as a point of departure for a broader discussion on donor approaches in the field of climate interventions including what knowledge is needed to ensure aid effectiveness. Read the full report here

 

Authors in media:
Read Biståndsdebatten debate article written by the report authors here:
Vi bör veta innan vi gör när klimatbiståndet ökar

Read OmVärlden article including interview with report author Subhrendu Pattanayak here: Klimatbistånd kan inte köra på magkänsla

 

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