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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New elements in the final reporting year for ecbi Phase IV included a mentorship programme for women, the publication of a Guide to the Paris Agreement, and a training workshop in the Caribbean. In addition to the usual Fellowship Programme and Training and Support Programme events, meetings were held on key issues that remain to be resolved under the UNFCCC, and the publications unit produced a record number of publications.
03 June 2020
Leading climate negotiators highlighted the urgent need to complete work on the Paris Agreement’s “Ambition Mechanism” by resolving the issue of common time frames at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), during a Webinar organised by ecbi on 20 May 2020. The importance of the Ambition Mechanism was highligted by Ambassador Lois Young, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), at the opening of the June Momentum event...
01 June 2020
On Tuesday 26 May, ecbi, supported by the Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA), held a live web launch of the brand new ecbi Guide to the Paris Agreement . On Tuesday 26 May, ecbi, supported by the Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA), held a live web launch of the brand new ecbi Guide to the Paris Agreement. Watch the video.
29 May 2020
NEW Guide to the Paris Agreement. Now includes the implementation guidelines adopted in 2018, and implications for domestic law and policy in developing countries.
30 March 2020