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.

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International Climate Negotiations

26. Jun. 2017 blog

A chance for EU ministers to deliver on the Paris Agreement: the Energy Efficiency legislation

Today EU Energy ministers will meet to discuss a crucial file of the Energy Package: the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Greens urge EU Energy Ministers to raise their ambition on this particular legislation, as not only it is key for Europe to respect its commitments to the Paris Agreement, but energy efficiency also because offers numerous benefits to all of us.  

18. May. 2017 blog

In just a few days, at the next G7 meeting in Taormina, Sicily, on 27/28th May, all eyes will be on newly elected French President Macron. With worrying signals coming from the Trump administration and the failure from G7 energy ministers to agree on a joint statement on climate in rome some times ago, the pressure on the young President to ensure the swift implementation of the Paris Agreement is immense....  

09. May. 2017 blog

Ensuring transparency, balanced participation and ethical decision-making in the UNFCCC

This week kicks off the intersessional climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. Every year, negotiators and technical experts meet to chisel out the next steps in global climate policy. But who exactly is present in these discussions? Is this space really free from the fossil fuel lobby? Unfortunately this is not yet the case....  

18. Nov. 2016 blog

End of COP22: start of an unstoppable transition

After two thrilling weeks, COP22 is coming to an end. This COP started celebrating last year’s major change in global attitudes towards climate change, which led to the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement. Today, we can confirm it: the momentum is just growing.