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. 

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The Tenth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action

Author:
Momodou Njie
Publication Date:
June, 2010

The importance of involving stakeholders in the GCF

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
August, 2012

Finance Circle Meeting, June 2010

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
June, 2010

Finance Circle Meeting, June 2010

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
April, 2011

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
Author:
Sina Wartmann, Chris Dodwell and Seyni Nafo
Publication Date:
November, 2013

On the eve of the 5th meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board in Paris, the ecbi organised an informal discussion meeting for Board members and advisers interested in the topics of resource allocation and Enhanced Direct Access through National Funding Entities. This is a brief summary of the meeting.

Author:
ecbi
Publication Date:
October, 2013

This is a meeting report of the ecbi Oxford Seminar which took place on 8-9 August 2013. A three-day Fellowship Colloquium from 5-7 August in Merton College, Oxford, preceded the Seminar.

Author:
Anju Sharma
Publication Date:
October, 2013

Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change

Doha Decision and way forward

Author:
M. Hafijul Islam Khan
Publication Date:
September, 2013

Legally Binding Instruments under Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC)

Kyoto Protocol and2015 New Global Agreement

Author:
MD Ziaul Haque
Publication Date:
September, 2013

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