Lucille Neumann-Noel will defend her thesis on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023.

At AgroParisTech, 22 place de l'agronomie, 91120 Palaiseau, at 2:00 pm in room C1.2.04, Lucille Neumann-Noel will defend her thesis : "International Transfers for Climate Justice: Determinants, Objectives and Impacts of Climate Finance", co-supervised by Basak Bayramoglu (PSAE) and Jean-François Jacques (Université Gustave Eiffel).


In the context of climate change, developing countries are facing increasing environmental and economic vulnerabilities while bearing the least historical responsibilities. International public climate transfers from developed countries are an instrument of international cooperation to both assist developing countries in implementing climate policies and address their climate justice demand. At COP15 (2009), developed countries pledged to mobilise USD 100 billion per year to this end. As this pledge is set to be scaled up in 2025, this dissertation offers an extensive review of international public climate transfers since 2000. It assesses the challenges surrounding them and their effectiveness. The first chapter focuses on the determinants of climate transfer allocation and, specifically, the bilateral trade interests of donor countries. The second chapter assesses the overestimation of climate transfers by donor countries and the political motivations that can explain it. It does so by analysing a large sample of climate projects self-reported by donor countries. The third and final chapter evaluates the effectiveness of climate transfers in terms of climate change mitigation. It estimates the effect of climate transfers on the recipient countries' carbon emissions.

Modification date : 29 August 2023 | Publication date : 29 August 2023 | Redactor : Régis Grateau