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Urban Cooperation and Climate Governance

How German and Indian Cities Join Forces to Tackle Climate Change


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Jan Beermann
    Pages 17-27
  3. Jan Beermann
    Pages 29-46
  4. Jan Beermann
    Pages 47-59
  5. Jan Beermann
    Pages 61-74
  6. Jan Beermann
    Pages 75-197
  7. Jan Beermann
    Pages 223-244
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-262

About this book


Jan Beermann addresses persistent research gaps in urban climate governance and North-South cooperation. He compares the form, processes and outcomes of four local climate protection projects conducted as part of German-Indian urban cooperation and explores the conditions associated with the success and/or failure in these initiatives. The study concludes that North-South city partnerships struggle to fully realise their potential to foster global climate protection efforts, specifically in terms of post-project sustainability, multi-level governance coordination, and mutuality. On the basis of these findings, practical policy recommendations on how to maximise the outcomes and broaden the scope of urban climate cooperation are provided.

  • Climate Governance in Cities and City Partnerships
  • North-South Cooperation and Policy Transfer
  • Urban Climate Governance in Germany and India
  • Four Case Studies: Climate Protection in German-Indian City Partnerships
  • Key Factors Determining the Success and Scope of Urban North-South Cooperation
Target Groups
  • Researchers, teachers and students in the fields of political science, sociology, human geography, urbanism and post-colonial studies
  • Policymakers, urban planners, stakeholders, facilitators, and donors involved in city partnerships and planning and/or implementation of North-South cooperation and development projects
The Author
Jan Beermann is a research fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin.


Local Climate Governance Transnational Climate Governance Development Cooperation City Partnerships Governing Climate Change German-Indian Urban Cooperation Low-Carbon Cooperation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungszentrum für UmweltpolitikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

About the authors

Jan Beermann is a research fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin.

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