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

22. Nov. 2013 video

Loss and damage, lack of action at COP 19

Bas Eickhout: State of the play of the negotiation on the loss and damage mechanism.

21. Nov. 2013 video

Only a few days left!

State of play of the negotiations at COP19 by our Green representative Bas Eickhout

19. Nov. 2013 blog

COP19 – ‘The EU should lead the climate negotiations’

The high level segment of the COP19 has now started. In order for the negotiations to make tangible progress, building trust this week will be vital and the EU must play its part to ensure a successful outcome at this year’s conference. With the 2015 COP being held on its territory, it cannot afford to risk losing face…  

19. Nov. 2013 video

Kick coal out of the climate talks!

The international coal and climate summit organised by the Polish Ministry of Economy takes place on 18 and 19th November, right in the middle of the UN climate negotiations. The Greens, together with the NGOs and numerous environmentalists have heavily criticised the decision and denounced the very heavy lobby of the coal industry on COP19. Coal is 15 times more polluting than renewables and 2 times higher than gas. With the world currently being on a trajectory to 6C warming (and 4C by the end of the century) according to the IEA, there is clearly no place for coal!