Publications & Policy Analysis

Publications and Policy Analysis

ecbi's Publications and Policy Analysis Unit (PPAU) generates information and advice relevant for developing countries in the context of the UNFCCC negotiations.  

The lack of economic and institutional capacity in poorer developing countries often means that negotiators from these countries lack support in the form of policy analysis and advice. This lack of information can hamper progress in the negotiations. Moreover, 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.

PPAU works with negotiators from developing countries to identify UNFCCC issues where they need further analysis and policy advice. Global experts are then often teamed up with negotiators from devleoping countries to produce Policy Briefs on the issue. This partnership between experts and negotiators helps to ensure that the process of producing a Brief addresses the specific concerns of negotiators; builds the capacity of developing country co-authors in policy analysis; and also builds ownership of the Brief. 

For new negotiators, and for use in the 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. 

Developing country negotiators consider ecbi Policy briefings as relevant, timely, and trustworthy.

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A brief on the need to balance flexibility and utility while develolping the guidance for Adaptation Communications at COP23 and beyond.

Author:
Sven Harmeling
Publication Date:
November 2017

This paper examines the implementation of Local Adaptation Plans of Action in Nepal, to draw lessons for the GCF and for other developing countries.

Not satisfied with only a “National” Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), Nepal pioneered a framework for Local Adaptation Plans for Action (LAPAs) in 2011, and committed to ensuring that at least 80% of the financial resources available for climate change will be channelled to the local level.What lessons can Nepal’s experience in devolving climate finance and action offer to the international community, and in particular to the Green Climate Fund’s Enhanced Direct Access modality, which aims to promote sub-national, devolved access? This paper examines the National Climate Change Support Programme, a bilaterally-funded programme to develop and implement LAPAs in Nepal, to draw lessons for the GCF and for other developing countries.

Author:
Anju Sharma, Raju Pandit Chhetri & Dharam Uprety
Publication Date:
October 2017

A call for Europe to demonstrate renewed leadership in the international climate change regime

Author:
Bo Kjellen and Benito Müller
Publication Date:
March 2017

The Adaptation Fund After Marrakech. OCP/ecbi Discussion Note

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
January 2017

Q&A, OCP/ecbi Discussion Note

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
October 2016

Opportunities and Challenges

Author:
Christian Holz and Xolisa Ngwadla
Publication Date:
October 2016
Author:
Harro van Asselt, Romain Weikmans and Timmons Roberts
Publication Date:
October 2016

Review and Communication Cycles - Options Note

Author:
Benito Müller and Xolisa Ngwadla, with Cristina Carreiras, Geert Fremout, Carlos Fuller, Kishan Kumarsingh, Jose Miguez
Publication Date:
October 2016

Shares of Proceeds and Crowdfunding

Author:
Benito Müller with Alexandra Kornilova, and Carsten Warnecke
Publication Date:
October 2016

The Need for Strategic Caps and Balances

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
April 2016

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