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Sam Barrett is an independent consultant working on adaptation finance. He is a political/economic geographer investigating the allocation and effectiveness of adaptation finance, with a specialization in Eastern and Southern Africa. Through recent publications in World Development (2014), Global Environmental Change (2013), and Progress in Human Geography (2013), he has begun theorizing and empirically substantiating the justice implications of finance allocation and effectiveness. He documents in multiple contexts/scales (international, subnational, and local) the relationship between levels of vulnerability and finance allocation; at final implementation, he records the impact of finance in achieving vulnerability reduction for populations with high climate risk.

Catherine Boone is a professor of comparative politics at the London School of Economics (LSE). She holds a BA from the University of California and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She serves on the steering committee of the American Political Science Association’s Africa Initiative and the Advisory Board of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network, as well as numerous editorial boards and committees. She currently (2014–2016) chairs the Political Economy Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.

Tim Forsyth is a professor of environment and development at the Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science. He has researched the linkages between local development and global environment policy since the 1990s, with special reference to Southeast Asia, and concerning local livelihoods, social movements, forests, and climate change policy. He has authored numerous papers as well as Critical Political Ecology: The Politics of Environmental Science (Routledge, 2003); and co-authored Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The Politics of Environmental Knowledge in Northern Thailand (University of Washington Press, 2008).

Kathryn Harrison is a professor of political science at the University of British Columbia. She is also a chemical engineer who started her career working in the Canadian oil sands. She is the author or editor of several books, including most recently Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change, and has published articles on the politics of carbon pricing in the Review of Policy Research and Annual Review of Law and Society.

Kathryn Hochstetler is a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She has published widely on environmental politics in developing countries. Her most recent book is the prize-winning Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society (Duke University Press), co-authored with Margaret Keck. [End Page iii]

David Houle is a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science and the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. His current research focuses on climate change market-based instruments at the sub-federal level. Other interests include environmental policy, comparative public policy, and Canadian politics. David’s recent publications include “Policy Image Resilience, Multidimensionality, and Policy Image Management: A Study of US Biofuel Policy” in the Journal of Public Policy (2014) with Grace Skogstad and Matthieu Mondou, and “Climate Compared: Sub-Federal Dominance on a Global Issue” in Comparing Canada: Methods and Perspectives on Canadian Politics, UBC Press (2014) with Barry G. Rabe and Erick Lachapelle.

Prakash Kashwan is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He holds a PhD in public policy (Indiana University, Bloomington, 2011) and a MS in forestry management (Indian Institute of Forest Management, 1997). He specializes in the fields of comparative environmental policy and politics. His research has appeared in the Journal of Theoretical Politics, International Journal of the Commons, and Land Use Policy.

Genia Kostka is professor of governance of energy and infrastructure at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. Her main research interests are in energy governance and policy making, with a regional focus on China. Her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Regulation and Governance, Business & Politics, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Journal of Cleaner Production, The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Modern China, and Journal of Contemporary Chinese Studies. In addition to her academic work, she regularly consults for international organizations, such as the Asian Development Bank, AusAID, GIZ, Oxfam and the...


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