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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Adaptation Under the UNFCCC

Author:
Sumaya Zakieldeen, FIELD
Publication Date:
July, 2010

Adaptation Fund under KP

Mature for concrete implementation of projects and direct access

Author:
Sven Harmeling, Alpha Oumar Kaloga
Publication Date:
June, 2010

A preparatory meeting on forming an informal, open ended Circle of Experts on climate finance architecture and governance (Finance Circle) facilitated by the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) was held in Salon Planck in the Maritim Hotel, Bonn

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Publication Date:
April, 2010

The 'institutionalized' group of Friends of the Chair is composed of delegates trying to influence the Chairman and each other about the way forward, reflecting national positions, and trying to hammer out compromises.

In the preparations for the Copenhagen COP-15 and in the aftermath of the confusing negotiations in Bella Centre there have been many references to the concept of Friends of the Chair. The 'institutionalized' group of Friends of the Chair is composed of delegates trying to influence the Chairman and each other about the way forward, reflecting national positions, and trying to hammer out compromises. This is a long-haul effort which is different from the idea of appointing Friends of the Chair as part of the end game of a negotiation: in this latter case it is ideally a method for the Chairman to get the most important actors to agree and clinch a deal that will lead to final agreement in the plenary.

The Art of Negotiation in the Rio process and climate negotiations

Author:
Bo Kjellén
Publication Date:
April, 2010

A policy brief proposing a Reformed Financial Mechanism for the post Copenhagen period.

A policy brief proposing a Reformed Financial Mechanism for the post Copenhagen period.

Post Copenhagen Architecture and Governance

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
April, 2010

The report by Benito Müller looks at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and evaluates what happened and suggests what lessons ought to be learned.

It has been said that summits are either 'successful' or 'very successful'. The time has come to face the facts: this is wrong! That is not to say that Copenhagen was a failure, but merely that it could have done better, but still probably passed the test. The final verdict will depend on what happens next. The report by Benito M¸ller looks at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and evaluates what happened and suggests what lessons ought to be learned.

Failure or final wake-up call for our leaders?

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
February, 2010

Clean_Energy_Finance_Dinner_Discussion_1Nov2009[1][1].pdf

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Publication Date:
November, 2009

Bangkok Reports of the ecbi/IIED Supported Negotiators from Vulnerable Developing Countries

Bangkok Reports of the ecbi/IIED Supported Negotiators from Vulnerable Developing Countries

Author:
ecbi/IIED
Publication Date:
October, 2009

2009 ecbi Informe sobre el Taller Regional del ecbi para el Desarrollo de Capacidades para las Negociaciones de la ConvenciÛn Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Clim·tico, Bolivia.

2009 ecbi Informe sobre el Taller Regional del ecbi para el Desarrollo de Capacidades para las Negociaciones de la ConvenciÛn Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Clim·tico 17-19 de Agosto de 2009, La Paz, Bolivia

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Publication Date:
October, 2009

Bonn III Reports of the ecbi/IIED Supported Negotiators from Vulnerable Developing Countries.

Bonn III Reports of the ecbi/IIED Supported Negotiators from Vulnerable Developing Countries

Author:
IIED
Publication Date:
October, 2009

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