European Capacity Building Initiative

Policy Briefs and Notes

The 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, now called the Talanoa Dialogue, will address three questions: where are we now; where do we need to be; and how do we get there. It will include a preparatory phase and a political element. That much is clear, but key issues remain to be resolved. How will preparatory phase will feed into the political element? How can non-Party stakeholders engage effectively? What should the inputs and outputs of the Dialogue be? How can the Dialogue – which is a collective process – contribute to enhancing the climate ambition of individual Parties? This policy brief considers these issues, and offers suggestions for the way ahead.

Author:
Kaveh Guilanpour, Orlando Rey, Achala Abeysinghe & Mbaye Diagne
Publication Date:
November, 2017

Not satisfied with only a “National” Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), Nepal pioneered a framework for Local Adaptation Plans for Action (LAPAs) in 2011, and committed to ensuring that at least 80% of the financial resources available for climate change will be channelled to the local level.What lessons can Nepal’s experience in devolving climate finance and action offer to the international community, and in particular to the Green Climate Fund’s Enhanced Direct Access modality, which aims to promote sub-national, devolved access? This paper examines the National Climate Change Support Programme, a bilaterally-funded programme to develop and implement LAPAs in Nepal, to draw lessons for the GCF and for other developing countries.

Author:
Anju Sharma, Raju Pandit Chhetri & Dharam Uprety
Publication Date:
October, 2017

Discussion Note for the Sixth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board

A Discussion Note for the Sixth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board

Status quo and the way forward

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
April, 2014

Submission to the Green Climate Fund Board

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
November, 2015

This brief investigates the current levels of full-time equivalent staff in some major international development agencies re. climate finance.

This brief investigates the current levels of full-time equivalent staff in 11 major international development agencies to provides a rough and conservative estimate of the number of staff that will likely be needed to administer and carryout development work with the new and additional climate finance.

Author:
David Ciplet, Benito Müller, J. Timmons Roberts
Publication Date:
October, 2010

BACKGROUND PAPER GCF/B.06/05

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
April, 2014

Summary Brief

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
November, 2015

What would be a successful outcome of COP 16 in Cancun as concerns climate finance?

What would be a successful outcome of COP 16 in Cancun as concerns climate finance? The aim of this paper is to assess how the momentum achieved in Tianjin can be harnessed to deliver the sort of outcomes required for a comprehensive deal.

How to reach a deal at Cancun?

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
November, 2010

OCP/ecbi/OIES Discussion Note

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
April, 2014
Author:
Benito Müller and Xolisa Ngwadla
Publication Date:
November, 2015

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