Double dividends of climate aid – an effective way forward?

21 mars, Rosenbad 4

Monday 21 March, 2016 at 09:00 – 12:00
egistration from 08:30, Venue: Drottninggatan 5

More and more aid is used for climate related interventions in developing countries. In the last 15 years, bilateral aid has increased from 3 to 20 billion USD annually. Globally, the ambition is to further five-fold this kind of support to at least 100 billion USD by 2020.

While climate aid is clearly on the rise, there are critical voices against using development aid for climate related purposes. At the same time, addressing poverty through climate related interventions, whether they be for adaptation or mitigation, is an attractive prospect, not least for policymakers. Essentially it is a way of killing two birds with a stone. But, what do we know about the effects?

In this seminar, Professor Subhrendu K. Pattanyak will present a new EBA-report on the effects of climate interventions with double dividends. The report includes a systematic review of impact evaluations in two fields (forest conservation and household energy).The authors put forward not only specific recommendations for better development impact, but also to improve evaluation practices. The presentation of the report will be a point of departure for a broader discussion on donor approaches in the field of climate interventions including what knowledge is needed to ensure aid effectiveness. 

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome and introduction

09:15 Climate finance and climate aid – what is needed after COP21?                                                                    

09:30 Double dividends from climate aid – what do we know about the effects? Presentation of new EBA-report

10:00 Comments from a bilateral perspective

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Panel discussion: Climate aid – what is an effective way forward?

11:50Concluding remarks                                                                                                              

12:00 Seminar ends

Registration: Please register by 17 March at the latest to: or at

The number of seats is limited.


Speakers and panelists include:

Kim Forss, Member of the Expert Group for Aid Studies

Subhrendu K. Pattanyak, Professor at Duke University, co-author of EBA-report

Gunnar Köhlin, Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg and Director of the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD)

Ivar T. Jørgensen, Policy Director, Dep. for Climate, Energy and Environment, Norad

Anders Granlund, Lead Policy Specialist, Environment and Climate, Sida

Alison Pollard, Evaluation Advisor, Climate and Environment Department, DFID

Anders Wallberg, Head of Climate and Environment, Dep. Multilateral Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Mark Storey, Deputy director, Ministry of Finance