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COP 22 and the ratification of The Paris Agreement

Written by Gregor Erbach and Clare Ferguson with Jack Meredith, The agenda of the 22nd meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), due to take place between 7th and 18th November, is expected to revolve largely around the issues surrounding the implementation of the … Continue reading

EU ratifies Paris Agreement, enables entry into force

Today the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg voted in favour of the EU ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change that was agreed at COP 21 in December last year. The Paris Agreement is the first-ever climate treaty that requires action from all countries, not just the developed nations. It is the outcome of a long and arduous negotiation process in which the EU played a leading role. Continue reading

From Paris to New York: signing the COP21 Paris Agreement

Written by Clare Ferguson, International leaders may have agreed the COP21 climate change proposals, but they have not, as yet, ratified the Paris Agreement. For this to happen, and for national processes to kick off, Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change must first sign the agreement, which will be opened for signature … Continue reading

Paris Agreement on Climate Change [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, After more than 20 years of negotiations, nearly 200 countries reached a landmark agreement in December 2015 on tackling climate change and its impacts. The European Union, with its ambitious climate policy, had been a strong advocate on a deal to cut emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The … Continue reading

COP21: Good intentions and geopolitical realities clash over the climate

Written by Clare Ferguson Two hundred countries’ representatives will meet in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015 to negotiate climate change commitments aiming to bring the world closer to a maximum 2°C rise in global temperatures. Divergent views abound on the priorities, and the bottom lines, of what should – and what can – be achieved. … Continue reading

Negotiating a new UN climate agreement: Challenges for the Paris climate change conference

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 (COP21) 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

COP21 and Agenda 2030: The challenges of complementarity

Written by Marta Latek The interaction of climate change and development has found full recognition in the Agenda 2030 programme adopted in September 2015. The new universal policy framework integrates the global environmental and development concerns in a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) The Paris agreement due to be adopted in early December is expected to … Continue reading

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

Public concern about climate change in the run up to the UN Conference on Climate Change

Pew Research Center carried out a 40-country public opinion survey about climate change ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris. Following the release of the results on 5 November 2015, the Members’ Research Service hosted a policy hub about Public concern about climate change in the run up to the UN Conference on … Continue reading

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