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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ecbi has published a policy paper , which argues that innovative funding sources and response tools are needed to address loss and damage. Even as the new loss and damage fund is operationalised and contributions are being pledged at COP 28 in Dubai, the road ahead is still long for funding to get to those who need it most. That is why alternative funding arrangements and response tools that can be implemented more quickly and effectively are also necessary. This...
30 November 2023
An updated version of ecbi’s Pocket Guide to the Paris Agreement has been published just in time for COP 28. It details progress made on the various issues addressed under the Agreement’s Articles since the last guide was published in 2020. This Pocket Guide will help navigate the nuances of the Articles and the subsequent decisions taken by the CMA. It distils the complexities of the Articles for both novice and seasoned negotiators alike, providing background and explanations in an...
28 November 2023
On 22 November 2023, Dr. Frederica Fricano (Director at the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security and Head of the Italian delegation to the UNFCCC), Professor Benito Müller (ecbi Director and Convener, International Climate Policy, ECI, University of Oxford) and Giacomo Di Capua (Italian YUNGO delegate) spoke at an event at John Cabot University in Rome. The event was organised by Professor Michele Favorite (Director of Italian Admissions, JCU) on challenges of COP 28. Dr. Fricano provided an...
27 November 2023
I have known Saleem as a friend and collaborator for most of this century and was promoting the idea of Climate Solidarity Levies at a meeting with representatives of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda when I learned the shocking and truly tragic news that he had passed away. Although he had been hospitalised for a viral infection, he had recovered enough to return home the week before only to be taken from us by what his obituaries ( Dhaka...
30 October 2023