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Oxford Climate Policy is a founding partner of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi). OCP works through ecbi to provide sustained capacity building for climate change negotiators to promote a level playing field between governments in the international climate negotiations, and to build trust between developed and developing country negotiators. 

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Discussion Note on Operationalizing the VCM-iSOP

This Discussion Note, by ecbi Director Benito Müller, explains how an international Share of Proceeds (iSOP) for the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) could be operationalised to shore up the systemic social integrity of the VCM. It concludes that the VCM system regulators should collaborate in establishing the rules for a systemic (‘mandatory’) VCM iSOP (as part of the ICVCM Core Carbon Principles and the VCMI’s Claims Code of Practice),...

22 May 2024

ecbi hosted a Caribbean Regional Training Workshop for novice climate negotiators to gain a better understanding of the climate process, the main issues being addressed in the climate negotiations, and the mechanics of negotiations so that can more effectively participate in meetings under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. 

The workshop, held from 16-18 April 2024 at the Mount Irvine Bay Resort in Tobago, was attended by 22 participants from 18 countries, including ten  AOSIS Fellows participating virtually from New York....

06 May 2024

With over 80,000 participants in the UN “Blue Zone” (and many more in the adjacent host-country “Green Zone”), the recent UN climate change conference (COP28) in Dubai was the largest multilateral climate event ever held. The authors of this 10 February blog post, Good COP? Bad COP? Time to reform COP!), were impressed by the enthusiasm, and the global and diverse involvement of so many stakeholders; yet, in light of their 2021 ecbi Policy Report (Quo Vadis COP?), they felt this...

14 February 2024

ecbi has published a brief highlighting some of the most salient outcomes from COP 28, while also looking forward to COP 29 to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The brief focuses on the evolution of the newly-established Loss and Damage Fund, discussing its initial capitalisation at COP 28 and the ongoing "spectre" of liability. With cautious optimism going forward, the brief suggests ways to allay the fears of some developed countries of this "spectre". The document also addresses the outcomes of the...

10 February 2024