Insights from a GtripleC Project funded
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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Engaging Private Sector Investment at Scale for Climate Change Mitigation in Emerging Economies
Some Thoughts on the Process
Improving the UNFCCC negotiating process and identifying options for approaching the High Level Segment
Measuring, Reporting and Verifying Mitigation Actions by Developing Countires
How many people does it take?
Administering New and Additional Climate Finance
Institutional Arrangement for Adaptation
ìFastî Start Finance
Presentation to the Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance
Oversight of Climate Financing
National Funding Entities
Their Role in the Transition to a New Paradigm of Global Cooperation
Reforming the Financial Mechanism
Some thoughts put together by the 2010 ecbi Fellowship