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Climate summit in Paris [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski Leaders and representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Paris from 30 November to 11 December in an attempt to reach a global agreement to tackle climate change and its impacts. The main aim of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP 21, is to achieve an … Continue reading

Climate policies in the EU and USA: Different approaches, convergent outcomes?

Written by Gregor Erbach This briefing surveys the climate policies of the European Union and the United States and identifies both similarities and differences in their respective positions ahead of the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris. Both the EU and the USA have achieved emission reductions in recent years, although the policy frameworks … Continue reading

Transport CO2 emissions in focus

Written by Eulalia Claros and Marketa Pape On 30 November 2015, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is due to start in Paris. The aim is for the Parties to adopt binding rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming below … Continue reading

Climate negotiations in Paris: last chance for the climate, or the beginning of a long process?

Written by Gregor Erbach All eyes on Paris The world will be looking to Paris at the end of November, where the nations of the world aim to conclude a new agreement on climate change that would catalyse worldwide action towards a low-carbon economy. The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework … Continue reading

Are we ready for the 2015 Conference in Paris? – EU and Member States preparedness for COP21

Written by Dessislava Yougova The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. The objective is to reach a new international agreement on the climate, ‘a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome … Continue reading

Outcome of the European Council of 15 October 2015

Written by Ralf Drachenberg, Stanislas de Finance The one-day European Council meeting held on 15 October 2015 again focused on the issue of migration, as indicated in the EPRS Pre-European Council Briefing. While assessing the state of implementation of the migration ‘orientations’ agreed upon by the informal European Council on 23 September 2015, EU Heads … Continue reading

The European Council and the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 (COP 21)

Written by Susanna Tenhunen In its March 2015 Conclusions, the European Council supported joint EU action ahead of the UN Paris Climate Change Conference. In particular, EU Leaders supported both commitments by individual states towards intended climate actions, known as “intended nationally determined contributions” (INDC), and coordinated EU-level action within the context of climate diplomacy. … Continue reading

EU approach to the Paris climate conference

Written by Gregor Erbach 6 language versions available in PDF format Die Vorgehensweise der EU für die Klimakonferenz in Paris Planteamiento de la UE frente a la Conferencia de París sobre el Clima Stratégie de l’Union européenne en vue de la conférence de Paris sur le climat Approccio dell’UE alla conferenza di Parigi sul clima … Continue reading

Negotiating a new UN climate agreement: Challenges on the road to Paris

Written by Gregor Erbach A new international agreement to combat climate change is due to be adopted in December 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The current climate agreements commit developed countries to take climate action, but not developing countries, some of … Continue reading

UN climate talks in Lima – more than hot air?

Written by Gregor Erbach The 20th UN climate change conference, which starts today (1 December) in Lima, will focus on preparing a new global climate agreement, applicable to all countries. It is to be adopted a year later at the following conference in Paris. Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, represents the … Continue reading

20th UN Climate Change Conference in Lima

Written by Gregor Erbach 6 language versions available in PDF format 20. Konferenz der Vereinten Nationen über den Klimawandel, Lima Vigésima Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, Lima 20è conférence des Nations unies sur le changement climatique à Lima 20a conferenza ONU a Lima sui cambiamenti climatici 20. konferencja ONZ w sprawie … Continue reading

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