Climate change financing initiatives are an increasingly prominent part
of international development activities, through mechanisms both inside
and outside the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Engaging with political factors is crucial to ensure that these
international initiatives achieve both their climate change and
development objectives. This briefing makes the case for improving how
global climate change initiatives integrate national and local contexts.
To do so requires greater use of political economy analysis to examine
how initiatives are driven by political ideologies, how they are
negotiated between groups with different interests and incentives, and
the governance arrangements for their implementation.