In the short term, the training was designed to share information and build capacity. In the long term, it is hoped that participants will be equipped to actively engage in UN climate change negotiations.
IIED runs the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) training and support programme in partnership with Oxford Climate Policy. Through the programme, IIED supports new negotiators from vulnerable developing countries. From 2015-20, the ecbi training and support programme will organise 13 regional training workshops and five pre-COP workshops.
Next: pre-COP workshop
The next ecbi workshop will be a pre-COP workshop in Marrakech on 5 November. The workshop will gather junior delegates to prepare for the UN Conference of Parties. Participants will be drawn from states vulnerable to the impact of climate change, particularly the Least Developed Countries.
The agenda for 2016 pre-COP workshop opens with a review of the priorities for COP22, presented by LDC Group chair Tosi Mpanu Mpanu and facilitated by IIED principal researcher Achala Abeysinghe.