European Capacity Building Initiative

Capacity building under the Paris Agreement

by Mizan Khan, Ambuj Sagar, Saleemul Huq and Penda Kante Thiam

The Paris Agreement’s capacity building provisions can be regarded as foundational for all other institutions, mechanisms and processes. This paper draws on a historical perspective on capacity building efforts, including those under the UNFCCC, to provide specific proposals with regard to the Paris Committee on Capacity Building and the Capacity Building Initiative on Transparency, and a broader perspective on the key ingredients for sustainable capacity building.

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