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.


International Climate Negotiations

07. Dec. 2014 blog

COP 20 in Lima must be more than a dress rehearsal

After quite some celebration, media hype and self-gratulations over the US and China deal, time for a cold shower: the prospects of a Paris 2015 agreement that delivers a path to a below 2°C warming are anything but certain. This negotiation round, Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru, that started last Monday will need to deliver key decisions to know wether the pledges, such as those made by US and China, will match what climate science says is necessary.  

19. Sep. 2014 blog

Climate March 21/09 - We are on the move! and you?

This Sunday, what might be the biggest climate march in history will take place everywhere across the world. The Green members in the European Parliament will play their part and join the numerous activities organised at local level in their own country. Our politicians who are negotiating our future must see that we are already making this energy and ecological transition happening. The more we will join, the bigger it will resonate. So.. we are on the move! ... you? Join the climate march this Sunday and share the word!  

17. Mar. 2014 newsletter

NEWSLETTER ISSUE 73 - March 2014


04. Feb. 2014 blog

New EU Energy and climate package - the EU must take climate scientific warnings and climate impacts seriously!

On January 9th, the environment and industry committees agreed on the necessity of three specific targets for the 2030 climate and energy framework: one for reducing greenhouse gases, one for increasing the share of renewable energy sources and one for energy saving. However the Commission President and the Commissioners simply decided to ignore the call. For the Greens, the proposals that were presented by the Commission on 22 January are poor and extremely worrying...