Power and Influence in International Climate Finance Institutions: The Importance of Funding Rules and Practices
Erin Graham, assistant professor Department of Politics at Drexel University, will discuss "Power and Influence in International Climate Finance Institutions: The Importance of Funding Rules and Practices," 10-11 a.m. Friday, January 26, in the Levine Science Research Center on Duke University's West Campus.
Graham's talk will discuss how the provision of financial assistance to developing states is central to the international climate change regime. In the wake of developed states' commitment to provide $100 billion in climate finance each year, international climate finance institutions (ICFIs) have proliferated. ICFIs have important distributional effects; they determine which recipients receive funds, the types of projects that are eligible, and the size of any financial support. Graham will discuss her data on funding rules and practices across nineteen ICFIs. She'll share research findings demonstrating that ICFI funding rule design is consistent with the argument that funding rules offer donors a key indicator of control; ICFI funding rules often do not reflect institutional stereotypes as favorable to developed or developing states; and informal funding practices can mitigate the effects of formal rules.
This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.