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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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On 27 July, the IC-VCM launched a 60-day public consultation on its draft Core Carbon Principles (CCPs), Assessment Framework and Assessment Procedure. Professor Benito Müller, on behalf of OCP/ecbi, provided the following input on the inclusion of a Share of Proceeds for Adaptation (SOPA) among the CCPs. OCP/ecbi Input “Alignment with the Paris Agreement is a very important, but my no means the only, reason for introducing a market-wide 5% Share of Proceeds for Adaptation (SOPA). Another, arguably even more...
04 August 2022
Several recent news articles have highlighted the proposal for a Share of Proceeds for Adaptation (or SOPA) as a Core Carbon Principle of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). Reuters, for example, published an article, In carbon markets we trust? New global guidance aims to stop greenwashing , which includes the excerpt below on SOPA in the VCM. The article was written by Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and published on 21 July 2022. Another article, Make polluters for climate adaptation,...
28 July 2022
The 2022 Bonn Seminar took place on 12 June at La Redoute in Bad Godesberg, Bonn, Germany. Over 30 invited participants from over 20 delegations, who were also participating in the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body meetings, attended the event. The Bonn Seminars are an annual event hosted by ecbi held alongside the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body meetings, which take place around June every year in Bonn. Since 2005, the Bonn Seminars have provided an opportunity for invited delegates from developing and developed...
12 June 2022
Reflecting on the ideas put forward in the OCP/ecbi Discussion Note on " A Share of Proceeds for Adaptation (SOPA) in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) ", and the OCP blog post on " Safeguarding Social Integrity in the Voluntary Carbon Market ," the ecbi Programme Heads facilitated a letter by lead representatives of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group, and the West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance to the members...
08 June 2022