Can we expect a transformative shift in international capacity building after Paris? Observations from Party submissions

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Observations from Party submissions after Paris on topics related to capacity building revealed multiple suggestions on enhancing capacity building in developing countries. However, few Parties clearly identified or envisaged a transformation of international capacity building to meet the massively increased demand associated with all countries, rather than just developed countries, achieving climate pledges.

We warn of the possibility that future international capacity building could be a continuation of past approaches and thereby fail to achieve the scale and impact necessary for successful implementation of the Agreement. This has to be avoided.

GILLENWATER Michael, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute