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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

Editors: Uitto, Juha Ilari, Puri, Jyotsna, van den Berg, Rob D. (Eds.)

  • Presents the state of the art in evaluating climate change strategies and action in the rapidly changing landscape of international environmental finance
  • Provides an overview of independent evaluations carried out by leading international development organizations
  • Highlights common perspectives, identifies lessons learned and discusses methodological considerations on climate change and sustainable development
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This book is open access under a Creative Commons license.

This authoritative book presents the ever progressing state of the art in evaluating climate change strategies and action. It builds upon a selection of relevant and practical papers and presentations given at the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development held in Washington DC in 2014 and includes perspectives from independent evaluations of the major international organisations supporting climate action in developing countries, such as the Global Environment Facility.

The first section of the book sets the stage and provides an overview of independent evaluations, carried out by multilateral development banks and development organisations. Important topics include how policies and organisations aim to achieve impact and how this is measured, whether climate change is mainstreamed into other development programs, and whether operations are meeting the urgency of climate change challenges.

The following sections focus on evaluation of climate change projects and policies as they link to development, from the perspective of international organisations, NGO’s, multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, and academia. The authors share methodologies or approaches used to better understand problems and assess interventions, strategies and policies. They also share challenges encountered, what was done to solve these and lessons learned from evaluations. Collectively, the authors illustrate the importance of evaluation in providing evidence to guide policy change to informed decision-making.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development: Introduction

    Uitto, Juha I. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Action on Climate Change: What Does It Mean and Where Does It Lead To?

    Berg, Rob D. (et al.)

    Pages 13-34

  • Mainstreaming Impact Evidence in Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    Berg, Rob D.

    Pages 37-51

  • Pathway to Impact: Supporting and Evaluating Enabling Environments for Research for Development

    Schuetz, Tonya (et al.)

    Pages 53-79

  • Lessons from Taking Stock of 12 Years of Swiss International Cooperation on Climate Change

    Egger Kissling, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 81-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Juha Ilari Uitto
  • Jyotsna Puri
  • Rob D. van den Berg
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43702-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43702-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43701-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 355
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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