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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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
The decision to establish a Loss and Damage Response Fund in Sharm el Sheikh has been hailed as “historic” in the multilateral climate regime, and recognises that loss and damage is not a future threat, but a reality that many countries, particularly developing countries, face today. Paragraph 7(a) of that decision ( Decision -/CP.27 -/CMA.4 ), requests the Secretariat to conduct two workshops in 2023 relevant to addressing loss and damage, while paragraph 7(c) invites Parties and relevant organizations to...
24 January 2023
Her Excellency Maisa Rojas Corradi, Chilean Minister of Environment, sent a letter to ecbi Director Professor Benito Müller, thanking him for his efforts and support in moving forward the discussion among delegates on financing for loss and damage which she was co-facilitating at ministerial level. In her letter, dated 28 December 2022, Rojas Corradi acknowledges the importance of his engagement with respect to the “complex negotiations” on the issue at COP 27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, in November. The...
31 December 2022
Professor Saleemul Huq has been recognised by Nature on its list of 10 people who helped shape science in 2022 . Huq, who is Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University, Bangladesh, also heads ecbi’s Training and Support Programme (TSP) . Lauded by Nature as a “climate revolutionary”, Huq is a familiar fixture at the climate negotiations, helping climate vulnerable countries advance their priorities in the negotiations. He was instrumental...
31 December 2022