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.


The 2024 edition of ecbi's Bonn Seminar convened on 9 June at the Hotel Collegium Leoninum, with presentations and discussions on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, the New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance (NCQG), and the Future of the Intergovernmental Process. Presentations can be found below and a summary of the discussions will be available in due course.

09 June 2024

Discussion Note on Operationalizing the VCM-iSOP

This Discussion Note, by ecbi Director Benito Müller, explains how an international Share of Proceeds (iSOP) for the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) could be operationalised to shore up the systemic social integrity of the VCM. It concludes that the VCM system regulators should collaborate in establishing the rules for a systemic (‘mandatory’) VCM iSOP (as part of the ICVCM Core Carbon Principles and the VCMI’s Claims Code of Practice),...

22 May 2024

ecbi hosted a Caribbean Regional Training Workshop for novice climate negotiators to gain a better understanding of the climate process, the main issues being addressed in the climate negotiations, and the mechanics of negotiations so that can more effectively participate in meetings under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. 

The workshop, held from 16-18 April 2024 at the Mount Irvine Bay Resort in Tobago, was attended by 22 participants from 18 countries, including ten  AOSIS Fellows participating virtually from New York....

06 May 2024

With over 80,000 participants in the UN “Blue Zone” (and many more in the adjacent host-country “Green Zone”), the recent UN climate change conference (COP28) in Dubai was the largest multilateral climate event ever held. The authors of this 10 February blog post, Good COP? Bad COP? Time to reform COP!), were impressed by the enthusiasm, and the global and diverse involvement of so many stakeholders; yet, in light of their 2021 ecbi Policy Report (Quo Vadis COP?), they felt this...

14 February 2024