European Capacity Building Initiative

The European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) provides sustained capacity building for climate change negotiators, to promote a level playing field between governments in the international climate negotiations. It aims to facilitate mutual understanding and trust – among developing countries, and between developing and European countries.

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SBSTA Chair appreciates the role of OCP/ecbi in the COP23 decision on agriculture: "You invited the right negotiators and experts to these workshops. More importantly, as an "outsider" to the agriculture negotiations you asked the right probing questions at the workshops: What do you want to achieve? What is your remit? How do you propose to achieve it?"
23 November 2017
OCP/ecbi is honoured to have a role in a breakthrough decision on agriculture at COP23. Two Ad-hoc Seminars organised by OCP/ecbi in Oxford in May 2017, and in Bad Godesberg in September 2017, are credited with furthering the discussions and building trust between parties in testimonials from negotiators who participated in the workshops.
23 November 2017
A special event on the role of the UN Least Deverloped Countries Fund (LDCF) in promoting sub-national action on adaptation in and for LDCs was convened in Bonn, during COP23, by Oxford Climate Policy/ecbi and the Environmental Change Institute, with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The event focused on action on the ground and financial support for adaptation, and the role of sub-national actors in providing both.
23 November 2017
The Director of ecbi facilitated a session on enhancing access to, and participation in, UNFCCC negotiations by admitted observer organisations, during the first ever "Open Dialogue" at COP23. The Dialogue was opened by COP23 President, Frank Bainimarama and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa; and chaired by COP23 Climate Ambassador Deo Saran.
23 November 2017