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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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ecbi Director Benito Müller provided academic support for the Mock COP26, held from 19 November to 1 December 2020. Presenting on climate justice, Müller described the different concepts of justice applicable to climate change, including compensatory justice, punitive justice, distributive justice, and intergenerational justice.
30 November 2020
An online training workshop for over 30 new climate negotiators from the Caribbean region was organised by ecbi on 17 November 2020. Ambassador Diann Black-Layne, from Antigua and Barbuda, the incoming chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), noted the continued role of ecbi training workshops in reducing the learning curve for new negotiators and helping the negotiating group maintain a strong position during the implementation phase of the Paris Agreement.
25 November 2020
The Adaptation Fund Board recently approved a pilot Enhanced Direct Access (EDA) funding window, “ to further empower entities to directly identify and fund local adaptation efforts ”. ecbi played a key role in developing the modality under the Green Climate Fund, as a modality that goes one step further towards devolving decision-making than the direct access modality,
18 November 2020
Climate negotiators still have work to do to ensure that the global process for submitting and updating nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement encourages – not thwarts – the highest possible ambition from each Party. The sooner this work is completed, the better the chances of delivering the steep rise in ambition that is needed before 2030.
16 November 2020