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View the PDF document Will the tide of climate finance finally turn in our favour? : three essays on accessing and mobilizing climate finance in Oceania post-Paris agreement
Author: Curuki, Jale Samuwai
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: Ph.D.
Subject: Climate change mitigation | Economic aspects | Oceania, Climatic changes | Economic aspects | Oceania, Economic development | Environmental aspects | Oceania, Environmental policy | Economic aspects | Oceania, Climatic changes | Oceania | International cooperation
Date: 2019
Call No.: Pac TD 171 .75 .C87 2019
BRN: 1381304
Copyright:20-40% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: How can the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) access and mobilise predictable climate finance to undertake effective mitigation and adaptation activities in the long-term? This is a key question PSIDS have continuously raised, despite the proliferation of international climate finance sources post - Paris Agreement. An affirming answer is complicated by the sparse and fragmented literature specifically addressing the case of PSIDS. This Thesis will shed light on this current regional discourse from three different, yet closely related climate finance elements: 1) Climate Finance Readiness, 2) Green Climate Fund financing, and 3) the Nationally Determined Contributions. These three elements are currently among the top climate finance priorities of the PSIDS agenda within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The three climate finance elements were examined separately as standalone research papers using multiple research techniques and approaches. Collectively, they formed the core arguments and findings of this Thesis. The outcomes of this Thesis promote major policy re-orientations for PSIDS and their donors, regarding how their current approaches towards accessing climate finance are being pursued.
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