European Capacity Building Initiative

Pocket Guides

What has the UNFCCC ever done for gender? Adopted a gender action plan in 2017, for one. This updated version of the Pocket Guide also covers the new action plan. Read all about how gender has been addressed in the UNFCCC process, and about gender linkages across the different themes (such as mitigation, adaptation, technology development and transfer) and elements (such as the nationally determined contributions) of the negotiations. 

Author:
Bridget Burns, with inputs from Anju Sharma, Laura Hall, Vera Zhou and Stella Gama
Publication Date:
February, 2018

Are we doing enough to address climate change? Are countries living up to their promises? Are some doing better than they pledged? Transparency is key for answering these questions. This ecbi Pocket Guide, updated in January 2018, traces the evolution of transparency arrangements under the UNFCCC right up to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. It addresses both transparency of action and of support, and suggests ways to strengthen both these important elements of the global climate regime. 

Author:
Harro van Asselt, Romain Weikmans, and J.Timmons Roberts
Publication Date:
January, 2018

What will the new UNFCCC gender acton plan look like? This ecbi Pocket Guide explores how gender has been addressed in the UNFCCC process so far. It elaborates on gender linkages across the different themes (such as mitigation, adaptation, technology development and transfer) and elements (such as the nationally determined contributions) of the negotiations. 

Author:
Bridget Burns, Women’s Environment and Development Organization, with inputs from Laura Hall, Vera Zhou and Stella Gama
Publication Date:
October, 2017

La clé d’une mise en oeuvre réussie du renforcement des capacités dépendra en fin de compte d’une compréhension fine des besoins et des défis au sein de chaque pays. C’est ce qu’indique l’Article 11.2 de l’Accord de Paris, qui appelle à un renforcement “impulsé par les pays”, prenant en compte et suivant les besoins nationaux tout en favorisant l’appropriation par les Parties.

Author:
Mizan Khan, Ambuj Sagar, Saleemul Huq et Penda Kante Thiam
Publication Date:
April, 2017

Faisons-nous assez pour lutter contre le changement climatique? Les différents pays respectent-ils leurs engagements? Certains pays font-ils mieux que ce qu’ils ont promis ? La transparence est cruciale pour répondre à toutes ces questions.

Author:
Harro van Asselt, Romain Weikmans, et J. Timmons Roberts
Publication Date:
May, 2017

Ce guide est conçu pour accompagner les représentants gouvernementaux et non gouvernementaux participant aux négociations menées dans le cadre du Groupe de travail spécial de l’Accord de Paris (APA), ainsi qu’aux diverses Parties prenantes au niveau national, qui souhaitent comprendre ce que l’Accord de Paris signifie pour la mise en œuvre au niveau national. Les formulations de l’Accord sont ici rationalisées et simpliées et sont assorties d’une première analyse. 

Author:
Anju Sharma, Christoph Schwarte, Achala Abeysinghe et Subhi Barakat
Publication Date:
April, 2016

Are we doing enough to address climate change? Are countries living up to their promises? Are some doing better than they pledged? Transparency is key for answering these questions. This ecbi Pocket Guide traces the evolution of transparency arrangements under the UNFCCC right up to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. It addresses both transparency of action and of support, and suggests ways to strengthen both these important elements of the global climate regime.

Are we doing enough to address climate change? Are countries living up to their promises? Are some doing better than they pledged? Transparency is key for answering these questions. This ecbi Pocket Guide traces the evolution of transparency arrangements under the UNFCCC right up to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. It addresses both transparency of action and of support, and suggests ways to strengthen both these important elements of the global climate regime.

Author:
Harro van Asselt, Romain Weikmans, and J.Timmons Roberts
Publication Date:
May, 2017
Author:
Anju Sharma, Christoph Schwarte, Achala Abeysinghe and Subhi Barakat
Publication Date:
April, 2016

Where have we been, and where should we go? This thematic guide on capacity building summarises the history of negotiations on capacity building under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, while providing a wider perspective on capacity building as an element of global cooperation. It is a ready reference to the key decisions that have already been adopted, and a brief analysis of how capacity building efforts can be made more effective in future, including under the Paris Committee on Capacity Building.

Author:
Mizan Khan, Ambuj Sagar, Saleemul Huq and Penda Kante Thiam
Publication Date:
May, 2017

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