European Capacity Building Initiative

About Us


A key limitation of the UN climate change negotiations is the lack of a level playing field between delegations, both North-South, and South-South. Another major obstacle lies in mutual misunderstanding and a lack of trust, particularly between industrialised and developing countries.

The European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) was launched in 2005 to overcome these limitations and obstacles through a number of capacity and trust building activities. The Initiative has four main workstreams:


Phase V (2022-25) Management

The day-to-day running of the Initiative is managed by the members of the Phase V Management Group:

ecbi Director: Benito Müller (OCP)

Head of FTP: Benito Müller (OCP);. Deputy: Pedro Moura-Costa (BVRio);

Head of TSP: Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD); Deputy: Mizan Khan (ICCCAD);

Head of LSU: Christoph Schwarte (LRI);. Deputy: Pascale Bird (LRI);

Head of POU: vacant.