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Negotiating Climate Change Adaptation

The Common Position of the Group of 77 and China

  • María del Pilar Bueno Rubial
  • Linda Siegele

Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. María del Pilar Bueno Rubial, Linda Siegele
      Pages 3-4
  3. Building a Developing Country Position on Adapting to Climate Change in the UNFCCC: The Sub-groups of the G77 and China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Ignacio Lorenzo Arana
      Pages 7-18
    3. Patience Thelma Melfah Damptey, Sumaya Zakieldeen
      Pages 19-25
    4. Pasha Carruthers, Orville Grey, Clifford Mahlung, Linda Siegele
      Pages 27-47
    5. Laura Juliana Arciniegas Rojas, Julio Cordano Sagredo
      Pages 49-60
    6. Cecília Silva Bernardo, Gebru Jember Endalew, Thinley Namgyel, Binyam Yakob Gebreyes
      Pages 61-71
  4. The Lead Coordinators of the G77 and China on Adaptation to Climate Change

  5. Concluding Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. María del Pilar Bueno Rubial, Linda Siegele
      Pages 133-134
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 135-136

About this book


This book discusses the history of the Group of 77 and China’s negotiating position on adaptation to climate change in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It also addresses a number of questions that have arisen, such as: What was the process for constructing a collective position of the G77 and China on adaptation? Why is it worthwhile to negotiate in a group of such dimensions? What are the incentives for reaching the broadest common position on adaptation? What is the role of the leading coordinators, and how is this linked to the rotating annual Presidency of the G77 and China? And, how do the subgroups of the G77 participate in reaching this general position? 

Written by former and current adaptation negotiators from developing countries, the book offers various perspectives from the subgroups and leading coordinators of the G77 and China as well as other organizations. Furthermore, in contrast to previous analyses on climate change negotiations, which focus mainly on the behaviour or position of one group, it presents a unique approach based on the strength of collectivism in the G77 and China. 

The book appeals to practitioners and professionals as well as scientists in climate change management and policy, impacts and adaptation, international relations, as well as diplomacy and development. 


Climate Change Management and Policy International Relations and Diplomacy International Organizations Climate Change Negotiations Climate Change Adaptation Development Countries Political Alliances

Editors and affiliations

  • María del Pilar Bueno Rubial
    • 1
  • Linda Siegele
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de RosarioNational Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET)RosarioArgentina
  2. 2.Faculty of LawsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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