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ecbi Publications

ecbi's Publications and Policy Analysis Unit (PPAU) generates information and advice for developing country negotiators that is relevant to the climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

Developing countries often lack the economic and institutional capacity for policy analysis. If negotiators are unable to engage proactively by submitting proposals, responding to proposals from other States, and assessing the impact of global climate policy decisions on their individual States, progress in the negotiations can be hampered by the lack of alternatives and uncertainity. The differences in analytic capacity between developing countries and the industrialised world are often profound – developing countries lack support from organisations like the OECD, for instance, which has an immense apparatus producing thorough and focused reports, including direct advice on future policy responses to each of member country.

ecbi publications aim to be relevant to ongoing negotiations under the UNFCCC, timely, and trustworthy. PPAU works with negotiators from developing countries, sometimes through Editorial Committees, to identify UNFCCC issues where further analysis and policy advice is needed. Global experts are then teamed up with negotiators from devleoping countries to produce Policy Briefs and Discussion Notes. This partnership between experts and negotiators helps to ensure that the process of producing a Brief addresses the specific concerns of developing country negotiators; builds the capacity of developing country co-authors in policy analysis; and also builds ownership of the analysis. 

For new negotiators, and for use in ecbi Regional and Pre-COP Training Workshops, PPAU produces Background Papers and a series of Pocket Guides. These generally provide a more basic analysis of issues for newcomers to the process, along with the background and history of the issue in the negotiations. 

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ADP WS2: Pre-2020 Ambition

Overview of key issues, linkages to Adaptation and Finance

Author:
Seyni Nafo
Publication Date:
August, 2013

A new source of finance for climate action at the local level?

The policy brief considers ways in which crowdfunding for climate change (CF4CC) could be used to get funds to the 1.5 billion urban and rural poor currently without access to modern energy, to enable them to invest in renewable energy systems such as solar home systems, energy efficient products, or mini-grids serving communities and small towns.

A proposal based on this Policy Brief won the Popular Choice Award in the 2012-2013 MIT Climate Co-Lab “Scaling renewables in major emerging economies” contest.

Author:
Konrad von Ritter and Diann Black-Layne
Publication Date:
May, 2013

An introduction to the UNFCCC negotiations and LDC Group presented at the 2013 training workshop for Asian LDC negotiators.

An Introduction

Author:
Brianna Craft and Achala C. Abeysinghe
Publication Date:
September, 2013

On the eve of the 5th meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board in Paris, the ecbi organised an informal discussion meeting for Board members and advisers interested in the topics of resource allocation and Enhanced Direct Access through National Funding Entities. This is a brief summary of the meeting.

Author:
ecbi
Publication Date:
October, 2013

This is a meeting report of the ecbi Oxford Seminar which took place on 8-9 August 2013. A three-day Fellowship Colloquium from 5-7 August in Merton College, Oxford, preceded the Seminar.

Author:
Anju Sharma
Publication Date:
October, 2013

Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change

Doha Decision and way forward

Author:
M. Hafijul Islam Khan
Publication Date:
September, 2013

How Could Differentiation be Further Applied to an Already Binary Differentiated Treaty?

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
August, 2013

Form & Characteristics of the 2015 Agreement

Author:
LRI
Publication Date:
August, 2013

Framework for Various Approaches

Author:
Publication Date:
August, 2013

Adaptation in 2015 Agreement

Author:
Publication Date:
August, 2013

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