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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This seminar, organised by Climalia, ecbi and Italian Climate Network took place at the University of Florence on 13 February 2019. Following opening remarks by Ilaria Perrisi from the University of Florence, Leonardo Maasai, Climalia, presented on COP24 main outcomes and the way forward. ecbi Director Benito Müller presented on global ambition and sub-national finance mobilsation. Francesco Capezuoli and Margherita Bellanca, Italian Climate Network, presented on the role of NGOs.
20 February 2019
A webinar on the outcomes of COP24 in Katowice was organised in Florence, Italy by the European University Institute , Climalia and ecbi on 12 February 2019. Attended by over a 100 participants worldwide, the event was moderated by Simone Borghesi, Director, FSR Climate, European University Institute. Leonardo Massai, Co-founder of Climalia, presented on the Katowice outcomes, while ecbi Director Benito Müller focused on the ambition mechanism of the Paris Agreement and on climate finance.
20 February 2019
The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to the UNFCCC was an important milestone for the international climate change regime, expected to further animate the Paris Agreement by adopting the detailed rules for its implementation. Did the compromises that had to be made to accommodate the varied interests of 197 countries in Katowice add up to an adequate response to climate change? A succinct summary of key outcomes, with comments and quotes from the ecbi network of negotiators.
02 February 2019
This event was organised by the Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB) and ecbi on 8 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, during COP24. It showcased ideas for innovative, additional contributions to the funds of the UNFCCC Financial Mechanism and mechanisms to enhance their longer-term viability. Facilitated by Marzena Chodor, Co-Chair of the PCCB, the event was targeted at key stakeholders in the field of multilateral climate finance, including finance negotiators, representatives of relevant UNFCCC bodies, international financial institutions, NGOs, as...
08 December 2018