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.


Training climate negotiators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 July 2020
Reflections on the ecbi Training and Support Programme 15 years after it was initiated.
30 July 2020
Why an Ambition Cycle under the Paris Agreement matters, and why it matters now.
23 July 2020
How are decisions arrived at under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change? What are the rules of engagement? Who are the different actors? Are COP decisions legally binding on countries? How are deadlocks resolved? This and more in our new guide to the hardware that drives the international climate regime. Know your L docs from your CRPs, and your informal-informals from your informals.
21 July 2020