On 24 and 25 March of this year, the ecbi Workshop Programme helped facilitate a national-level workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, for government officials involved in the international climate change negotiations. The workshop was conducted by representatives from the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) and the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC). The first day of the workshop was spent updating participants on the state of play of the climate change negotiations after the Copenhagen climate change talks. On day two the negotiators took part in a full day negotiation simulation exercise on the topic of finance after Copenhagen. The workshop was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID.) The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Abuja acted as host.