European Capacity Building Initiative
In March 2023, the ecbi Director attended the OECD Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) Global Forum , where he facilitated the session on “Understanding the scope of funding for Loss and Damage ”. He subsequently attended the first session of the Transitional Committee for the new Loss and Damage Response Fund established at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, where he was able to share a draft of and receive feedback on a new ecbi Policy Paper on “L&D Pilot Funding Arrangements”.
28 March 2023
A new report by ecbi assesses key outcomes from COP27, focusing on discussions and decisions related to ambition, finance, loss and damage, and the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA). The report explains that, while COP27 failed to move the needle closer to the temperature goal of 1.5°C, it did result in an historic (and unexpected) decision to establish a fund and funding arrangements to respond to loss and damage for those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Other...
20 March 2023
ecbi has published its latest Annual Report covering the period April 2021 through December 2022. The Bonn Seminar, Fellows Colloquium, and the Oxford Seminar took place during the report period, all convening for the first time since before the pandemic. In late 2021, the Danish government agreed to provide funding for echo's Phase V for 2022-2025, which followed a 2021bridging grant from the Swiss government. ecbi and Perspectives Climate Research co-hosted a workshop on Supporting Adaptation Through Article 6 of...
20 February 2023
Former Pakistani Climate Change Minister calls for Share of Proceeds from the VCM to cover L&D Response
Malik Amin Aslam Khan, former Pakistani Minister for Climate Change (pictured in photo), has sent an open letter to the Board of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (IC-VCM) calling for the proposed Share of Proceeds (SoP) as a Core Carbon Principle (CCP) of the VCM to also include a Loss & Damage (L&D) Response component. He reiterates his support for letters from AOSIS and the least developed countries (LDCs) and from the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), the...
25 January 2023