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. 

Are we doing enough to address climate change? Are countries living up to their promises? Are some doing better than they pledged? Transparency is key for answering these questions. This ecbi Pocket Guide traces the evolution of transparency arrangements under the UNFCCC right up to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. It addresses both transparency of action and of support, and suggests ways to strengthen both these important elements of the global climate regime.

Are we doing enough to address climate change? Are countries living up to their promises? Are some doing better than they pledged? Transparency is key for answering these questions. This ecbi Pocket Guide traces the evolution of transparency arrangements under the UNFCCC right up to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. It addresses both transparency of action and of support, and suggests ways to strengthen both these important elements of the global climate regime.

Author:
Harro van Asselt, Romain Weikmans, and J.Timmons Roberts
Publication Date:
May, 2017

Are we doing enough to address climate change? Are countries living up to their promises? Are some doing better than they pledged? Transparency is key for answering these questions. This ecbi Pocket Guide traces the evolution of transparency arrangements under the UNFCCC right up to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. It addresses both transparency of action and of support, and suggests ways to strengthen both these important elements of the global climate regime.

Sous la CCNUCC - Flipbook, Francaise

Author:
Anju Sharma
Publication Date:
May, 2017

CDM Activity Cycle under the Marrakech Accords.

CDM Activity Cycle under the Marrakech Accords. Montreal 24-25 November 2005.

Author:
Ian Fry
Publication Date:
November, 2005

COP 11 LDC Workshop, Montreal - A brief history of the negotiations.

COP 11 LDC Workshop, Montreal - A brief history of the negotiations.

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
December, 2005

Adapting to climate, water and health stress: Insights from Limpopo, South Africa.

Author:
Gina Ziervogel, Frank Thomalla, Anna Taylor, Takeshi Takama, Claire Quinn, Mandla Msibi, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of Cape Town
Publication Date:
September, 2006

Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law

Author:
Dr Lavanya Rajamani
Publication Date:
September, 2006

Post_2012_Issues_SHuq

Author:
S Huq
Publication Date:
August, 2006

South & Southeast Asia workshop proceedings, 2005

South&Southeast_Asia_Wkshop_Proceedings2005 - Climate Change Negotiations in South & Southeast Asia Workshop Proceedings 2005

Author:
BCAS
Publication Date:
November, 2005

Adaptation_Fund

Author:
ECBI Oxford Fellows 2006
Publication Date:
August, 2006

dna-buildingECBI8-06

Author:
A Michaelowa
Publication Date:
August, 2006

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