The european capacity building initiative (ecbi) organised a two-day capacity building workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 14 to 15 April 2016 for junior developing country negotiators. LRI is one of the ecbi lead organisations and LRI lawyer Subhi Barakat presented at the workshop on a variety of issues.
The workshop brought together participants from eight different countries, including least developed countries and a small island developing state. Half of the participants were women, and half of the presenters were from developing countries.
Few participants were already familiar with the climate change regime, few were lawyers and almost none had attended negotiation sessions in the past. The workshop covered all aspects of the climate negotiations and focussed on the Paris Agreement and next steps for developing countries.
LRI facilitated sessions on mitigation and practical negotiation skills. Participants were encouraged to engage in discussions and also took part in mock drafting and negotiation sessions.