The incorporation of climate change objectives in EU development cooperation

EU aid
climate change
policy arrangements
development assistance
Research fields
Law and Political Science

This research project assesses the EU’s efforts to mainstream climate change adaptation in its development assistance towards Sub-Sahara Africa. Using different theoretical perspectives – public administration, framing analysis and governmentality theory – the  main aim of this research is to (i) understand the policy arrangements made in order to mainstreaming adaptation in EU aid activities in detail and (ii) problematize these efforts by looking at the power effects that lie hidden within the discourse and the micro-political practices that shape EU mainstreaming.