The Green Climate Fund and the Future of Environmental Governance

EARTH System Governance Working Paper No. 16

14 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2011  

Kenneth W. Abbott

Arizona State University

David Gartner

Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: September 19, 2011

Abstract

The process of designing the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will reshape the global architecture of climate change financing over the coming months. Yet the promise of the GCF is imperilled by its embrace of 20th century state-centric approaches to governance that fail to engage the resources and energies of non-state actors. Designers of the GCF - as well as the Adaptation Fund and other funds - should instead learn from the successes of the new generation of global health institutions, which integrate the capacities of stakeholders through direct participation in governance.

Keywords: international institutions, climate, green climate fund, environment, health, governance, civil society, participation

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Abbott, Kenneth W. and Gartner, David, The Green Climate Fund and the Future of Environmental Governance (September 19, 2011). EARTH System Governance Working Paper No. 16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1931066 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1931066

Kenneth Wayne Abbott

Arizona State University ( email )

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David Gartner (Contact Author)

Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

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Tempe, AZ 85287
United States

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