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Adaptation Funding to Climate Changeunder the Global Environment Facility: An Analysis of Bolivia’s Adaptation Project
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Adaptation finance has recently become an essential component to address internationalclimate change impacts. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the main mechanismproviding financial adaptation assistance from developed to developing countries. Underthis mechanism, Bolivia figures as the country with more projects than any other eligiblecountry, giving the impression that Bolivia receives favourable treatment when resourcesare allocated. This study analyzes the process by which Bolivia receives funding foradaptation projects using the principle of good governance and elements of accountability,fairness and effectiveness in the allocation of resources, to understand how suchadaptation projects are granted. The analysis results showed the process in Bolivia has lowlevels of accountability, neither low or high levels of fairness and low levels ofeffectiveness and that the theories presented by the literature review reflect the resultsfound. The analyses also suggested that it is difficult to determine that Bolivia receivesfavourable treatment because all projects where Bolivia received funding are all sharedwith other countries. It was also found that two projects are currently suspended and notyet implemented.

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Sustainable Development, Global Environment Facility, Climate Change, Bolivia
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150785OAI: diva2:408743
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2011-04-19 Created: 2011-04-06 Last updated: 2011-04-19Bibliographically approved

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