European Capacity Building Initiative

Policy Briefs and Notes

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

A new proposal for Operationalising the Kyoto Protocolís
adaptation fund.

Operationalising the Kyoto Protocolís
adaptation fund: A new proposal

A new proposal

Author:
Amjad Abdullah, Bubu Pateh Jallow, Mohammad Reazuddin
Publication Date:
October, 2006

This brief puts forward detailed recommendations concerning the functions and the form of the Standing Committee defined at Cancun.

At Cancun, the COP decided to establish a Standing Committee to assist it in exercising its functions with respect to the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. But it left open how exactly this should be done. The ecbi Policy Brief by Farrukh Khan and Benito M¸ller begins by looking at the COP functions which the Standing Committee is meant to assist considering, in particular, how such assistance could enhance the implementation of the Financial Mechanism. Based on this analysis, the brief puts forward detailed recommendations concerning the functions and the form of the Standing Committee.

Operationalizing the Standing Committee

Author:
Farrukh Iqbal Khan and Benito Müller
Publication Date:
August, 2011

Afterthoughts

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
April, 2014
Author:
Laurel Murray, with Benito Müller and Luis Gomez-Echeverri
Publication Date:
December, 2015

This is not a fight against nature. It is a battle against short-sighted egoism, a fight against unreasonableness and blindness. And, above all, it is a fight for solidarity.

Author:
Moritz Leuenberger
Publication Date:
December, 2006

So which contributor countries met their obligations from Copenhagen 2009, and which are lagging?

At the 2009 Copenhagen climate change negotiations the worldís wealthier nations pledged major funding to help developing countries shift to a lower-carbon economy, and to deal with current and future climate change impacts. They pledged US$30 billion of ënew and additionalí fast-start climate finance, with funding ëbalancedí between mitigation and adaptation. We are now at the end of the fast-start period (2010-2012). So which contributor countries met their obligations and which are lagging?

Author:
David Ciplet, Spencer Fields, Keith Madden, Mizan Khan and Timmons Roberts
Publication Date:
November, 2012

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