Climate change, development and development cooperation are, individually and jointly, three politically sensitive, complex issues, especially in the context of relations between developed and developing countries. Mainstreaming Climate Change in Development Cooperation tackles these issues by combining theoretical, political, and practical perspectives, analysing the dominant paradigms and exploring the meaning of the concept of mainstreaming.
At the practical level, it presents the results of case studies focusing on assistance provided by the European Union and key member states and the climate needs articulated by developing countries. At the political level, it highlights the sensitivities between developed and developing countries and examines the mainstreaming debate in various fora.
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Part I. Introduction
1. Climate change, development and development cooperation Joyeeta Gupta and Nicolien van der Grijp
Part II. Theoretical Exploration
2. Development and development cooperation theory Joyeeta Gupta and Michael Thompson
3. Mainstreaming climate change: a theoretical exploration Joyeeta Gupta
Part III. Governance
4. Global governance: development cooperation Joyeeta Gupta
5. Global governance: climate cooperation Joyeeta Gupta, Harro van Asselt and Michiel van Drunen with section by Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
6. Mainstreaming climate change into EU development cooperation policy Nicolien van der Grijp and Thijs Etty
7. Mainstreaming climate change in EU Member States' development cooperation Harro van Asselt and Joyeeta Gupta
Part IV. Case Studies
8. The need for climate assistance Nicolien van der Grijp and Joyeeta Gupta
9. The supply of aid and the need-supply nexus Nicolien van der Grijp and Joyeeta Gupta
10. Prospects for mainstreaming climate change in development cooperation Joyeeta Gupta and Nicolien van der Grijp
Joyeeta Gupta is Professor of Climate Change Law and Policy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and of Water Law and Policy at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She is editor-in-chief of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and is on the editorial board of the journals Carbon and Law Review, International Journal on Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Policy, and International Community Law Review. She was a lead author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She is on the scientific steering committees of many different international programmes including the Global Water Systems Project and the Earth System Governance Project. She has published several books on climate change, including The Climate Change Convention and Developing Countries: From Conflict to Consensus? (1997), and Our Simmering Planet: What to do About Global Warming (2001). Her edited books include The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water (2009, with J. Dellapenna), Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: The Role of Institutions and Instruments to Control Global Change (2003, with M. Faure and A. Nentjes), Issues in International Climate Policy: Theory and Policy (2003, with E. Van Ierland and M. Kok), and Climate Change and European Leadership: A Sustainable Role for Europe (2000, with M. Grubb).
Nicolien van der Grijp is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she co-ordinates the European Law and Policy cluster. Her research interests are related to environmental law and policy at the international, EU and national level. In her present work, she focuses on issues of integration, implementation and interaction at the various levels. She has worked on several projects focusing on developing countries, including the UNEP project on global product chains, the EU climate change leadership project, and the EU sustainability labelling project.