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Public Climate Finance in Belgium


  • Lize Van Dyck

    (HIVA, KU Leuven)

  • Kris Bachus

    (HIVA, KU Leuven)


This research paper is the first compresensive effort to get a full overview of public climate finance in Belgium. Up to now, reports to international institutions such as UNFCCC have been incomplete, because not all funding bodies’ and agencies’ flows were included. For the weighting of the climate relevance, two methodologies are used side-by-side: the 0-40-100 used by most countries and the EU, and the ‘DGD-method’ which is a method sui generis developed by the Belgian federal development administration. All the partners in the Belgian public climate finance landscape and their activities are first explained, and afterwards an overview is provided of the climate flows for the years 2013 and 2014. Except for two public organisations, the figures for all Belgian stakeholders could be retrieved. This paper is an important step forward towards full coverage for Belgian public climate financereporting efforts in the near future.

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  • Lize Van Dyck & Kris Bachus, 2016. "Public Climate Finance in Belgium," BeFinD Working Papers 0112, University of Namur, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:nam:befdwp:0112

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    1. Kris Bachus, 2015. "Official climate-related development finance in Belgium: Concepts and methodologies," BeFinD Working Papers 0104, University of Namur, Department of Economics.
    2. Cassimon, Danny & Renard, Robrecht & Verbeke, Karel, 2014. "How to account for concessional loans in aid statistics?," IOB Analyses & Policy Briefs 9, Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy (IOB).
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    climate finance; public climate finance; climate flows; public climate flows; development; climate change; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation;
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    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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