The European Capacity Building Initiative’s 2017 Oxford Seminar took place from 30 August to 1 September, in Oxford Town Hall. It was attended by 24 participants from developing countries (who also participated in the ECBI Fellowship Colloquium that was held from 28 to 30 August 2017, in Merton College), and 24 participants from Europe (see Annex).
European Capacity Building Initiative
The 2007 ecbi Bonn Seminar was attended by 42 participants from 18 developing and 10 European Parties.
This 2009 ecbi Bonn Seminar was held on 7 June 2009 at La Redoute in Bonn/Bad Godesberg, during the sixth session of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA). Unlike previous meetings, this event was focused on a single theme: the future of climate change finance, with a focus on institutional and governance issues.
The 2017 Asia Regional Training Workshop took place on 6 & 7 September 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop, hosted by Janathakshan, was attended by over 30 “new” negotiators and national policymakers from countries in the region, appointed by national focal points to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In addition to training on key thematic areas of the UNFCCC negotiations and on the ongoing negotiations on the ongoing negotiations on the rules to implement the Paris Agreement, participants engaged in mock “negotiations” and formulating of group positions during the two days. Speaking at the opening of the event, Anju Sharma, head of the ecbi Publications and Policy Analysis Unit, noted that ecbi training workshops not only emphasise knowledge-sharing, but also the importance of social engagement to help negotiators step across defined national boundaries and positions, and work cooperatively to achieve common – and critical – goals
The 2017 ecbi Pre-COP Training Workshop took place on 4 November 2017, in Derag Livinghotel Kanzler, Bonn. Training sessions focused on: priorities for the Bonn Climate Change Conference; the COP23 agenda; gender; climate finance; negotiating effectively and mock negotiations; and the transparency framework.
The 2017 ecbi Regional Training Workshop for Anglophone Africa took place on 5 & 6 June 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop, organised in collaboration with ecbi’s regional partner Energie Environnment Développement (ENDA), was attended by 24 negotiators from the region.
Among the issues discussed were Integration of climate change and development, a potential 'Bali package', and the governance of the Adaptation Fund.
On 13 May 2007, the ecbi Fellowship Programme held the second Bonn Seminar during the intersessional meeting of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, Germany to maintaining and strengthening the momentum of the trust-building activities of the Oxford Fellowships ñ particularly the North-South component. Among the issues discussed were Integration of climate change and development, a potential 'Bali package', and the governance of the Adaptation Fund
2009 ecbi Informe sobre el Taller Regional del ecbi para el Desarrollo de Capacidades para las Negociaciones de la ConvenciÛn Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Clim·tico, Bolivia.
2009 ecbi Informe sobre el Taller Regional del ecbi para el Desarrollo de Capacidades para las Negociaciones de la ConvenciÛn Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Clim·tico 17-19 de Agosto de 2009, La Paz, Bolivia
Summary report for the ecbi Finance Circle meeting held in March 2013.
Summary report for the ecbi Finance Circle meeting held in March 2013. The discussion focused on the perceived controversial arrangements between the Conference of the Parties and the Green Climate Fund.
The 2016 ecbi Bonn Seminar took place on 22 May 2016 in the Altes Rathaus, Bonn. It was attended by 34 participants, who discussed climate finance post-Paris, the ambition mechanism included in the Paris Agreement, and the Agreement’s review mechanisms.