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.

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In December last year, following the Technical Climate Dialogue on Common Time Frames (CTF) convened by the Chair of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI), an OCP blog announced: ‘Ambition Cycle on course to land in Glasgow’ and at least part of it landed in the UNFCCC COP26 Glasgow decision on CTF. Prof Müller has been part of a group of stakeholders that has been working tirelessly and doggedly over the past seven years to bring about this outcome,...
15 November 2021
On Monday 8 November 2021, during an ecbi reception at UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow, Danish Secretary of State for Development Cooperation, Lotte Machon, on behalf of Flemming Møller Mortensen, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, confirmed a 14m DKK (£1.6m) grant to ecbi. Opening the reception hosted by the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Dr. Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN and Chair of AOSIS, welcomed everyone on behalf of the Antiguan Environment Minister Hon...
11 November 2021
In the run up to UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow, Oxford-based portrait artist Fran Monks has used Zoom to photograph climate negotiators from around the world. She was curious to see who was behind these landmark agreements and negotiations and what it felt to be part of the process. An exhibition of a number of these portraits, supported by OCP, Photo Oxford 2021, the Blavatnik School of Government and the University of Oxford, opened at the Blavatnik in Oxford, UK on...
02 November 2021
The issue of predictable finance is once again on the negotiation table at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP26) in Glasgow. Relevant – and highly contentious – is the issue of the applicability of Share of Proceeds (SoP) to the operationalisation of the different forms of market-based cooperation under the Paris Agreement (PA). Levying a Share of Proceeds (SoP) on mitigation units transferred on international carbon markets can be an important instrument to raise finance for...
01 November 2021