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

08. Dec. 2015 blog

COP21- the EU could do far more to help the negotiations

Day 2 of the final week. Despite a recent announcement of a deal made with the ACP countries the EU seems rather absent. Why is this so? Maybe because the EU has brought the same arguments for too long. Perhaps good time for a reality check...  

07. Dec. 2015 blog

COP21 – the pressure is already high on ministers

The second and final week has just started and the French Presidency is already putting a lot of pressure on ministers. After all it’s French diplomacy as much as climate change that is at stake at COP21…  

30. Nov. 2015 blog

COP21 Leaders event - Summary of our analyses

Today about 150 leaders have given a speech on how important the fight against climate change is and how proactive they will all be to reduce and limit the world's carbon emissions. Our Green climate spokesperson Yannick Jadot has provided an analysis of some of the Key players such as China, the US, Russia, Canada... through the day. Here is our assessment of this opening event. The COP21 has only started. Now it remains to be seen whether these promises will actually be delivered and whether these key countries will actually really do their best to make the Paris deal a success....  

30. Nov. 2015 blog

Live blog - reporting from the 'Leaders event' at COP21

Today is the beginning of COP21, follow our live blog and watch out for leaders climate moments! Our Green Climate spokesperson Yannick Jadot is sharing his reactions - In French-live from le Bourget / COP21