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.


The 2019 Oxford Seminar took place from 11-13 September 2019, in the Oxford Town Hall. It was preceded by the ecbi Fellowship Colloquium, attended by 23 senior negotiators from developing countries (two participated virtually), from 9-11 September. They were joined by 20 senior negotiators from Europe for the Seminar. Participants discussed key issues related to the Paris Agreement rulebook, including common timeframes and Article 6, which will be negotiated at the 25th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention...
19 September 2019
This flyer highlights the importance of bringing together all countries on the same page with a common NDC time frame, to enhance ambition and at the same time enable more equitable global outcomes.
26 August 2019
A series of meetings were held in Delhi in August 2019, related to the development of two proposals for Enhanced Direct Access under the Green Climate Fund. On 5 August, Anju Sharma met Minister for Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar in the his office in the Parliament of India, to describe a proposal for adaptation finance for local governments in India, as originally conceived in the 2015 paper on Consolidation and Devolution of Climate Finance: The Case of...
19 August 2019
On 2 August 2019, ecbi Director Benito Müller and PPAU Head Anju Sharma took part in a multistakeholder dialogue on climate finance organised by Prakriti Resource Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was attended by 31 participants, including Keshav Raj Gautam, Nepal Ministry of Forests and Environment, Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Research and Development (CIPRED), and Shanti Karanjit, UN Development Programme.
19 August 2019