International Climate Negotiations

13. Feb. 2013

Working towards a fair and ambitious global Climate deal

The EU has a leading role to play in securing an international climate agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The adoption of a negotiations roadmap at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties meeting in Bali (COP13) in December 2007 paved the way for an international deal at the meeting of the COP15 in Copenhagen in December 2009. Regrettably, COP15 did not produce an agreement and the following COPs only managed to save the negotiation process, leaving the most pressing issue - namely the necessity for the world to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions so global warming can be limited to 2°C - completely aside.

Introduction

International Climate Negotiations

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14. Nov. 2017 blog

COP23: Where does Europe really stand?

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13. Nov. 2017 blog

#COP23: Women must have a bigger role in tackling the climate crisis

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09. Nov. 2017 blog

Political manoeuvring to avoid serious discussion on conflicts of interest in climate policy at COP23 Climate negotiations

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