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

25. Oct. 2011 blog

Why the next UN talks in Durban should (and do) matter

For some Durban will only be a step in the process of agreeing to a global climate treaty. Yet, it would be wrong to ignore the next COP as many decisions are still needed to steer us away from the worst impacts of the climate crisis...  

10. Oct. 2011 blog

Next international climate talks: the EU should not lose its climate credibility...

The environment council has adopted its conclusions on the preparations for the UN climate discussions in Durban in December. The Greens consider that the position of the EU should be clearer and more ambitious if it were willing to ensure agreements on the most pressing issues at the end of the year....  

05. Sep. 2011 blog

Are women more affected by climate change?

Climate change affects all of us, but not in the same manner. The group of people who experience the most severe effects of climate change are mostly in the developing countries, and among them, women are worst off.  

23. Jun. 2011 video

Climate change is back on the agenda

Green MEP and EP draftsperson for strengthening the EU emissions target Bas Eickhout outlines the benefits of a stronger emissions target. The Greens believe the EU needs to fulfil its commitment to step up to a 30% reduction target. Bas Eickhout welcomes that climate change is back on the agenda.