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