European Capacity Building Initiative

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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Author:
Benito Müller, Luis Gomez-Echeverri,
Publication Date:
June, 2009

A future climate financing architecture ñ an opportunity for radical change?

Author:
Hannah Ryder
Publication Date:
June, 2009

The Princeís Rainforests Project

Author:
Paul McMahon
Publication Date:
June, 2009

The Reformed Financial Mechanism II
Section II. Independent Oversight

Author:
Müller, Gomez-Echeverri, Huq, Chandani
Publication Date:
June, 2009

Funding Scheme for the Bali Action PlanOverview of the Swiss Proposal

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Publication Date:
June, 2009

The ecbi Annual report summarizes activities undertaken in period April 2008 to April 2009, carried out by the Fellowship Programme and the Workshop Programme of the ecbi. This report is divided into three sections. The first section provides an overview of all major capacity and trust-building activities. The second section summarizes the ecbi policy briefs and the content of the ecbi website.

Author:
Izabela Ratajczak-Juszko
Publication Date:
May, 2009

Un mÈcanisme financier concu et fonctionnant de faÁon adÈquate, capable de faciliter le financement et díencourager des ressources nouvelles et additionnelles de maniËre transparente, responsable, efficace et effective est Ègalement perÁu comme essentiel.

Le consensus sur une action visant ‡ aborder les changements climatiques repose sur le principe
des responsabilitÈs communes mais diffÈrenciÈes et sur les obligations et engagements ÈnumÈrÈs
‡ líArticle 4 de la Convention cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques
(CCNUCC). Líune des principales caractÈristiques de cet Article concerne líengagement pris par
les pays dÈveloppÈs de soutenir les efforts des pays en dÈveloppement. Le fait de parvenir ‡ un
accord quant ‡ la maniËre díaborder cette obligation est gÈnÈralement considÈrÈ comme líune
des clÈs du succËs ‡ Copenhague, ‡ la fin de cette annÈe. Un mÈcanisme financier conÁu et
fonctionnant de faÁon adÈquate, capable de faciliter le financement et díencourager des
ressources nouvelles et additionnelles de maniËre transparente, responsable, efficace et effective
est Ègalement perÁu comme essentiel.

Architecture at gouvernance

Author:
Benito Müller, Luis Gomez-Echeverri
Publication Date:
July, 2009

A new ecbi Policy Brief concerning Key Issues on Governance of Climate Change Finance, 2009.

Based on the proceedings of the ecbi meeting on 9 August 2009 at La Redoute in Bonn, a new ecbi Policy Brief concerning Key Issues on Governance of Climate Change Finance has been published, together with written answers by the UK participants to the questions put by Anders Wijkman, the moderator of the meeting.

Author:
Luis Gomez-Echeverri, Benito Müller
Publication Date:
August, 2009

Financiamiento

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Publication Date:
August, 2009

Equidad

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Publication Date:
August, 2009

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