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.


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
The 2019 Regional Training Workshop for Asia and the Pacific was held on 31 July and 1 August in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop was organised by International Institute for Environment and Development and Prakriti Resource Centre, and hosted by the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal. It was attended by 30 nominees from the region.
19 August 2019
The 2019 ecbi Bonn Seminar was hosted by the City of Bonn in the Altes Rathaus on 23 June. It was attended by 40 climate negotiators from 30 developing and European countries. A welcoming address was delivered by Stefan Wagner, Head of the Department of International Affairs and Global Sustainability, City of Bonn. Discussions followed on common time frames; the collective quantified goal for climate finance and innovative sources; financing the transition to net-zero; and the Article 6 negotiations.
25 June 2019