European Capacity Building Initiative

Kishan Kumarsingh to Head ecbi Fellowship and Trust-building Programme

The ecbi Management Group is pleased to announce that Kishan Kumarsingh (Head of Delegation from Trinidad and Tobago) has been given leave by his government to take on the role of Head of the ecbi Fellowship and Trust-building Programme. Amb. Carlos Fuller from Belize has kindly agreed to take on Kishan’s previous role as developing country ecbi Chief Adviser.

Kishan has been Trinidad and Tobago's lead climate change negotiator on climate change for the past 25 years. He has held many international positions in the UN climate negotiations, including Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (2005-2005), Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (2005-07), Co-Chair of the ad hoc working group leading the Paris Agreement negotiations (2013-14), and Co-Chair of the Work Programme on the New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance (2022), as well as chair of numerous other negotiations and groups convened under the UNFCCC.

Nationally, Kishan has been instrumental in defining environmental and climate policy/legislation for Trinidad and Tobago on climate change, including: authoring and coordinating finalisation of the National Climate Change Policy and its update and Trinidad and Tobago's Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement; and conceptualising and contributing to the development of a Just Transition of the Workforce Policy and e-mobility policy to create the enabling environment for the energy transition away from fossil fuels.

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