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.


A webinar to launch the updated Pocket Guide on NDCs, on 6 October 2020 was attended by 88 participants. Click below to see the presentations, and a legal note by ecbi partner Legal Response International responding to a question asked at the webinar, on whether Parties are bound to submit their revised NDCs by 2020, or whether the postponement of COP26 means that the hard deadline for submission is now 1 February 2021.
07 October 2020
Countries are currently in the process of revising their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Learn more about what they are expected to do, and what their experiences have been. Be sure to share this invitation with national policymakers and stakeholders.
25 September 2020
REVISED AND UPDATED. Your quick guide to the history of negotiations on capacity building under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the global institutional framework, and how global capacity building efforts can be improved. What can the UNFCCC do to promote long-term, sustainable capacity building where it is most needed? What has been done, and what remains to be done?
15 September 2020
“We are coming to that point in time where we should and must settle the issue of common timeframes,” said Marianne Karlsen, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), in an opening address to the second webinar on common time frames organised by ecbi on 24 July 2020.
07 September 2020
ecbi Director Benito Müller presents the Glasgow Ambition Cycle