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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Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable

Author:
Emily Massawa
Publication Date:
September, 2008

POST-2012 ISSUES:DEVELOPING COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES

Author:
Emily Massawa
Publication Date:
September, 2008

SBSTA Agenda item 5: Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action

Author:
David Lesolle
Publication Date:
September, 2008

International Air Passenger. Adaptation Levy-IAPAL-

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
September, 2008

NORWEGIAN PROPOSAL

Climate Change Finance

Author:
presented by Erik Bjornbye
Publication Date:
September, 2008

Financial Mechanism under the UNFCCC

Author:
Maria Netto, UNDP
Publication Date:
September, 2008

Investment and Financial Flows to Address Climate Change

Author:
Erik Haites
Publication Date:
September, 2008

FUNDING SCHEME FOR THE BALI ACTION PLAN

A Swiss proposal for global solidarity in financing Adaptation

Author:
Mr Xavier Tschumi Canosa
Publication Date:
September, 2008

Climate Change: an Introduction

basic climate science

Author:
Claire Parker
Publication Date:
September, 2008

The UNFCCC & Kyoto Protocol - key issues in the negotiating process from Bali (2007) to Copenhagen (2009)

Author:
Publication Date:
September, 2008

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