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

03. Dec. 2012 video


01. Dec. 2012 blog

COP18 - Doha: representing 7 billion people, 1 challenge…1 chance

Here we are at a new COP again, in Doha this time. The first week of the UN climate talks is now slowly coming to an end, and sadly none of the developed countries have shown willigness to go beyond their usual arguments defending their climate inaction. From next Tuesday onwards, all eyes will be on high-level ministers who are slowly arriving in the Qatari capital. The Greens/EFA hope that much more positive announcements will be made in next 7 days and that this year again, the EU will be determined to have a constructive approach.  

22. Nov. 2012 blog

UN climate talks: the longer you wait, the hotter it gets

The next round of the UN climate negotiations is just round the corner and several key studies have highlighted the deperate need for more serious global climate action. The whole European Parliament will vote on its position on the COP18 this lunchtime. The Greens call for the EU to lead by example in order to give momuntum to the UN climate talks...  

06. Nov. 2012 blog

UN climate talks: EU must prevent this decade from becoming a period of climate inaction!

From 26 November - 7 December 2012, the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in Doha, Qatar. The Environment Committee has prepared a draft motion for a resolution, which will be voted in this morning...