Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis



Reader 1

Nayana Bose

Reader 2

Sean Flynn


During the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (COP 15), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) met to negotiate an effective global climate change policy. Over 100 global leaders met to produce the Copenhagen Accord, a document expressing both long and short-term commitments to constrain carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. One major element was the financial commitment of developed countries to disburse USD 100 billion annually to developing countries by 2020. This research will analyze the determinants of adaptation aid to understand whether previous development aid networks significantly impact climate aid recipients. Secondly, this paper will determine trends in adaptation aid on the regional level to help better understand how climatic shocks contribute to future aid.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.