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. 

POST-2012 AND FUTURE ACTION

Discussions based on the Sao Paulo Proposal for the BASIC project

Author:
Alejandra Lopez Carbajal (Mexico)
Publication Date:
September, 2007

Post-2012 Scenarios

Elements of the BASIC Sao Paoulo Proposal

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
September, 2007

SOME MAJOR PROBLEMS TO IMPLEMENTING THE UNFCCC AND ITS KP

Author:
C. MOUSSOUNDA - Gabon Climate Change Focal Point
Publication Date:
September, 2007

Capacity Building Needs

Author:
Tran Thuc - Vietnam Institute of Meteorology Hydrology and Environment
Publication Date:
September, 2007

Adaptation Funding Needs Post 2012

Author:
Saleemul Huq (ecbi)
Publication Date:
September, 2007

CER Put Options (CERPOs)

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
September, 2007

ADAPTATION FUNDING

Author:
Enele Sopoaga (Tuvalu)
Publication Date:
September, 2007

The Road to Bali: An analysis of the Vienna Climate Talks

Author:
J¸rgen Lefevere (EC)
Publication Date:
September, 2007

How can international frameworks support domestic implementation?

Author:
Karsten Neuhoff (University of Cambridge)
Publication Date:
September, 2007

Possible Post 2012 CDM Key Challenges

Author:
David Lesolle (Botswana)
Publication Date:
September, 2007

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