European Capacity Building Initiative
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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Unsure and Unswearing Negotiations of Financing
Africa Strategy in the UN climate negotiations
Transfert de technologies: Quel mecanisme (French)
Le chaónon juridique manquant au sein du plan d'action de Bali
Climate Financing for Developing Countries
A post-Copenhagen Synopsis
Les nÈgociations sur les changements climatiques: REDD-plus
Les promesses de rÈductions díÈmissions de Copenhague sont- elles suffisantes?
Arguments en faveur des strategies de developpement - basses emissions
The Climate Change Negotiations: REDD plus
Adequacy of Copenhagen Mitigation Pledges
The Case for Low Carbon Development Strategies
Legal Form & Function in the International Climate Change Regime