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ecbi - The European Capacity Building Initiative

About ecbi

ecbi is an initiative for sustained capacity building in support of international climate change negotiations. The ecbi aims to promote a more level playing field between government delegations to the international climate change negotiations, and to facilitate mutual understanding and trust - both between European and developing countries and among the developing countries.

2016 ecbi Regional Training Workshop for Francophone Africa

The 2016 ecbi Training and Support Programme Workshop for Francophone Africa took place on 15 and 16 June 2016 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop, organised in collaboration with ecbi’s regional partner Energie Environnement Développement (ENDA), was attended by over 30 negotiators from the region.

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Bonn Seminar 2016

The 2016 ecbi Bonn Seminar took place on 22 May 2016 in the Altes Rathaus, Bonn. It was attended by 34 participants, who discussed climate finance post-Paris, the ambition mechanism included in the Paris Agreement, and the Agreement’s review mechanisms.

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2016 ecbi Regional Workshop for South and Southeast Asia

A Regional Workshop for South and Southeast Asia was organized on 14 & 15 April 2016. It was attended by 16 representatives of governments from the region. Many of the participants had recently been assigned to responsibilities related to climate change in their respective government departments. The workshop familiarized them with the history and politics of climate change, and key elements of the recently negotiated Paris Agreement. It also included training in practical negotiating skills.

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Bangladeshi Enhanced Direct Access to the Green Climate Fund

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 April 2016. Over 20 key stakeholders in climate finance from Bangladesh attended this ecbi dinner discussion hosted by ecbi member International Centre for Climate Change and Development. Participants includedMr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh, and member of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board; the Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary from the Economic Relations Division (ERD) of the Ministry of Finance – the National Designated Authority (NDA) for Bangladesh; and private and public sector representatives.

As guest speaker, Anju Sharma (Head of ecbi Publications and Policy analysis Unit) presented the state of affairs with regards to the GCF’s Enhanced Direct Access (EDA) modality. A copy of her presentation is attached...

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Oxford - home of the ecbi project
Latest Publications
From Contribution Framework to Ambition Mechanism: April 2016  (680 kb).
A Dynamic Ambition Mechanism for the Paris Agreement: March 2016  (916 kb).
Enhanced Direct Access: A Brief History (2009-15): December 2015  (1200 kb).
Letter of Appreciation for Support at COP 21: December 2015  (455 kb).
Introduction to International Climate Finance: November 2015  (2600 kb).
"The informal atmosphere during the seminar allowed for a frank exchange of views, which contributed to a better mutual understanding of participants positions. No doubt this will be useful to make further progress in the formal negotiations"
Geert Fremout, FPS Health Food Chain Safety & Env, Belgium