International Climate Finance and its Influence on Fairness and Policy

Basque Centre for Climate Change Working Paper No. 2011-04

27 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2011

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Karen Pittel

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute

Dirk T. G. Rübbelke

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Date Written: June 25, 2011

Abstract

Besides costs and benefits, fairness aspects tend to influence negotiating parties’ willingness to join an international agreement on climate change mitigation. Fairness is largely considered to improve the prospects of success of international negotiations and hence measures raising fairness perception might – in turn – help to bring about effective cooperative international climate change mitigation. We consider the influences present international support of climate policy in developing countries exerts on fairness perception and how this again might affect international negotiations. In doing so, we distinguish between fairness perception which is based on historical experiences and perception which is based on conjectures about opponents’ intentions. By identifying beneficial components of current support schemes, lessons can be learned for designing new schemes like the Green Climate Fund.

Keywords: adaptation, chicken game, climate policy, fairness, international agreements, mitigation, reciprocity, transfers

JEL Classification: F53, H87, Q54

Suggested Citation

Pittel, Karen and Rübbelke, Dirk T. G., International Climate Finance and its Influence on Fairness and Policy (June 25, 2011). Basque Centre for Climate Change Working Paper No. 2011-04 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1896156 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1896156

Karen Pittel

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, 01069
Germany

Dirk T. G. Rübbelke (Contact Author)

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg ( email )

Freiberg, 09599
Germany

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