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.


On 1 June, Leslie Hook, Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent of the Financial Times published an article ("Climate summit jamborees could use a good clean-up") based on the ecbi Quo Vadis COP? Report, in which she concluded that "Even a smaller COP would still be important, not least because the format allows every country, no matter how small, to be heard on an equal footing. But just as Covid-19 has forced a reckoning for many aspects of modern life, it...
15 June 2021
The Glasgow Ambition Cycle, developed under the aegis of the ecbi, got a crucial vote of confidence at the Dialogue, where the importance of reaching agreement on common time frames at COP26 was also acknowledged. ecbi Director Benito Müller presented on the links between common timeframes and ambition.
19 May 2021
Nouveau! Comprend désormais les lignes directrices de mise en œuvre adoptées en 2018 et les implications pour la législation et la politique nationales dans les pays en développement.
17 May 2021
Any healthy organization or process will at times consider the efficiency and relevance of how they organize their work. This is also the case for the intergovernmental process of the UNFCCC. How is the process set up to deliver on the many mandates and tasks given throughout its more than 25 years of operation? Does the beginning of the implementation era of the Paris Agreement call for process changes? There are many questions that arise from these two fundamental ones...
30 April 2021