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

04. Sep. 2012 blog

Informal UN climate negotiations in Bangkok: anything to hope for?

UN officials are currently attending a series of informal sessions in Thailand where they are preparing for the formal UNFCCC plenary talks that will take place end of November. With so little time left the Greens hope that tangible progress will be made on the key aspects of the negotiations.  

30. Aug. 2012 blog

Summer 2012 - global warming is getting more and more tangible...

Unprecedented heat across the globe, severe droughts affecting food crops and food prices, experts warning that the Arctic sea ice has reached new low... Climate change has never been as tangible as this summer  

30. May. 2012 blog

Climate: Politics begin at home

The Environment Committee this morning voted in favour of strenghtening the Commission`s proposal on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation aims to increase transparency and reliability of data, which in turn should aid implementation of existing rules and development of new policies.  

22. May. 2012 blog

Durban Platform - first discussions in Bonn: Which Future for the Kyoto Protocol?

The second and final week of the climate discussions in Bonn, Germany, has just started. The Greens want the EU to do its utmost to ensure that the new alliance delivers and that we avoid what some call the BAU scenario – Bonn As Usual....