European Capacity Building Initiative
ecbi Regional Workshop for West Africa
This is a meeting report for the Finance Circle meeting held in Warsaw, Poland on November 13 2013. Twenty-six participants were in attendance from Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, the DRC, the EU, France, the Gambia, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, the UK, and the US − including two co-chairs of the LTF and the SCF. The meeting was moderated by Benito Müller, and covered two topics suggested by the co-chairs: a) How to continue the work on LTF, possibly in the context of the SCF and/or other committees; and b) GCF Mobilization of resources - securing political commitments to ensure GCF replenishment.
ecbi Regional Training Workshop for South and South East Asia, Dhaka, April 2016
ecbi Regional Training Workshop for South and South East Asia, Dhaka, summer 2016
On the first day of the 2015 Oxford Seminar, in Trinity College, participants addressed legal issues and process; adaptation, and loss and damage; and mitigation and transparency of action. On the second day, in the Examination Schools, they discussed climate finance; time frames and cycles; and the process/ way forward to the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December 2015.
During the 2013 Fellowship Colloquium, 17 senior negotiators from developing countries discussed key areas of concern in under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They were joined by 13 senior negotiators from Europe during the Oxford Seminar, and discussed contentious issues such as the legal form of a future outcome, equity, mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer, finance, and the governance and accountability of operating entities (including the Green Climate Fund, or GCF).
At the 2011 Seminar, participants discussed the possibility of a mutually agreeable ‘sequence’ of action, in order to overcome lack of trust on both sides. An ‘Annex C’ to the Kyoto Protocol was proposed as a way of rescuing the multilateral system from disintegrating into a ‘pledge and review’ system. Discussions were also held on the legal form of a climate agreement; the sources and institutional architecture for climate finance; and monitoring of climate commitments by both developed and developing countries.
As a direct outcome of the Fellowship and Seminar this year, a proposal put together by the Fellows for the governance of climate change finance formed the basis of a presentation by one of the Fellows at the High Level Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance.
The 2006 ECBI Oxford Fellowships brought together 11 Fellows, Senior Fellows, and Supernumerary Fellows from Bhutan, Brazil, China, India, Maldives, Mexico, Niger, South Africa, The Gambia, and Zambia, and negotiators from France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, the UK, the Finnish EU Presidency and the European Commission between 24 August and 1 September to engage in a number of trust-building activities.
ECBI 2005 Oxford Fellowships
ECBI 2005 Oxford Fellowships