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

16. Jan. 2014 blog

The European Commission fails citizens and favours shale lobbies!

This week saw leaked draft recommendations and a draft communication on shale gas from the European Commission circulated widely before their proposed release next week as part of an overall climate and energy package. After months of planning, consultation, studies identifying how legislative proposals are necessary, the Commission has given in to the huge pressure put on them by a handful of fossil fuel companies...  

11. Dec. 2013 newsletter


Like every year, the Greens/EFA attended the climate negotiations. This year the UN climate summit took place in Warsaw, Poland, from 11 to 23 November. In this December newsletter you will find a recap of the activities the group organised there as well as the outcome of the summit.  

23. Nov. 2013 blog

COP19 – busy road towards Paris 2015

The climate negotiations that have been held in Warsaw for the last two weeks are finally over. All discussions on the three main items of the COP 19 – the roadmap to Paris, financing and the decision to create a mechanism for ‘loss and damage’ - have been agreed upon. However, the key issue of emission reductions have not been addressed and lots of work remains to be done by the EU towards COP21...  

23. Nov. 2013 video

COP 19 - Stop climate madness!