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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