ecbi Publications

ecbi's Publications and Policy Analysis Unit (PPAU) generates information and advice for developing country negotiators that is relevant to the climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

Developing countries often lack the economic and institutional capacity for policy analysis. If negotiators are unable to engage proactively by submitting proposals, responding to proposals from other States, and assessing the impact of global climate policy decisions on their individual States, progress in the negotiations can be hampered by the lack of alternatives and uncertainity. 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.

ecbi publications aim to be relevant to ongoing negotiations under the UNFCCC, timely, and trustworthy. PPAU works with negotiators from developing countries, sometimes through Editorial Committees, to identify UNFCCC issues where further analysis and policy advice is needed. Global experts are then teamed up with negotiators from devleoping countries to produce Policy Briefs and Discussion Notes. This partnership between experts and negotiators helps to ensure that the process of producing a Brief addresses the specific concerns of developing country negotiators; builds the capacity of developing country co-authors in policy analysis; and also builds ownership of the analysis. 

For new negotiators, and for use in ecbi 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. 

An institutional framework to address residual loss and damage should be guided by UNFCCC principles; recognise the urgency of developing and implementing robust and practical approaches to address loss and damage; address the needs of vulnerable countries; transform the scale of mitigation and adaptation ambition; be facilitative instead of punitive; and be based on the best available science and national circumstances.

Author:
Erin Roberts, Raj Bavishi, Katherine Lofts, Mohammad Hafijul Islam Khan, Anna Hasemann, Adao Soares Barbosa & Saleemul Huq
Publication Date:
March, 2014

Bonn Seminar 2013 Report

Author:
Anju Sharma
Publication Date:
June, 2013

The importance of involving stakeholders in the GCF

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
August, 2012
Author:
Tim Gore, Pa Ousman Jarju
Publication Date:
November, 2013
Author:
Niklas Höhne, Hanna Fekete, Christian Ellermann and Sandra Freitas
Publication Date:
November, 2013
Author:
Charlie Parker, Matthew Cranford and Ugan Manandhar
Publication Date:
November, 2013
Author:
Sina Wartmann, Chris Dodwell and Seyni Nafo
Publication Date:
November, 2013

A brief summary of key legal issues relevant to Durban and beyond

Author:
Joy Hyvarinen, Maria Ortiz, Christoph Schwarte, David Wei
Publication Date:
May, 2012

Opportunity or risk for Least Developed Countries?

Author:
Muyeye Chambwera, Evans Davie Njewa, Denise Loga
Publication Date:
May, 2012

A brief history and description of the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund and the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund

Author:
S M Munjurul Hannan Khan, Saleemul Huq, Md Shamsuddoha
Publication Date:
May, 2012

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