European Capacity Building Initiative

ecbi provides sustained capacity building for climate change negotiators, to promote a level playing field between governments in the international climate negotiations. The Initiative aims to facilitate mutual understanding and trust – among developing countries, and between developing and European countries.

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On 7 September 2021, Minister Mujawamariya of Rwanda and Minister Sommaruga of Switzerland, invited by the COP 26 Presidency to consult with ministers on Common Time Frames (CTF) for NDCs, convened a virtual Informal Ministerial Consultation on Common Time Frames for NDCs . This was preceded by an OCP/ecbi prep-meeting on 3 September. A blog post by the ecbi Director takes stock of the outcome of this consultation. His presentation to the prep-meeting can be accessed here (to listen to...
14 September 2021
This OCP/ecbi Discussion Note by Benito Müller looks at how the use of a ‘share of proceeds’ – referred to in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol and the Article 6 Mechanism of the Paris Agreement – could as innovative funding source be extended to market mechanisms at the regional, national, and sub-national level.
07 September 2021
This Technical Paper produced by OCP/ecbi for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) as part of their Strategic Partnership looks in some detail at the options under consideration in the negotiations on establishing a common time frame for the national targets (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement , one of the three top priority issues to be resolved at COP 26 in Glasgow to finalise the Paris rule book. It analyses them with regard to 3 procedural prerequisites for accounting...
19 July 2021
Report of the webinar launch of the ecbi policy brief " Quo Vadis COP? Future Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings under the UNFCCC ." The webinar, which took place on 26 March 2021, was attended by 38 participants, including key UNFCCC negotiators from developed and developing countries, academics, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat staff, and representatives from nongovernment organisations. This report summarises the key discussions, and provides further clarifications on issues raised by participants.
15 July 2021