European Capacity Building Initiative
The Jerry Brown International Climate Solidarity Fund: Taking Sub-National Climate Finance Leadership to the Next Level
This Discussion Note considers how the idea of climate finance contributions from sub-nationals has evolved since the Paris Conference in 2015, and how it can be taken to the next level at the Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018.
Fiji's Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, who presided over COP23, writes: "I wish to thank you for sharing the Pocket Guide to the Paris Agreement, which offers a very practical means to appreciate the key provisions and objectives of the Paris Agreement. It is certainly an excellent guide which was very handy for Leaders, politicians and experts alike... . I highly recommend your Guide to stakeholders at all levels of government, private sector, as well as civil society".
The Chair of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) appreciates the role of OCP/ecbi in the COP23 decision on agriculture: "You invited the right negotiators and experts to these workshops. More importantly, as an "outsider" to the agriculture negotiations you asked the right probing questions at the workshops."
The 2017 ecbi Regional Training Workshop for Francophone Africa took place on 8 & 9 June 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop, organised in collaboration with ecbi’s regional partner Energie Environnment Développement (ENDA), was attended by 27 negotiators from the region.
The European Capacity Building Initiative’s 2017 Oxford Seminar took place from 30 August to 1 September, in Oxford Town Hall. It was attended by 24 participants from developing countries (who also participated in the ECBI Fellowship Colloquium that was held from 28 to 30 August 2017, in Merton College), and 24 participants from Europe (see Annex).