Paris Climate Agreement 2015 – EU needs to ensure ‘signal’ and ‘direction’
Paris Climate Agreement 2015 – EU needs to ensure ‘signal’ and ‘direction’ / Sebastian Oberthür and Tomas Wyns. Institute for European Studies (IES, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), October 2004, 4 p. (IES Policy Brief ; Issue 2014/08)
Presentation (© IES) :
Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are expected to agree on a new international climate agreement applicable to all countries from 2020 at the Paris climate summit in December 2015. This Policy Brief investigates the possible role of the European Union (EU) towards the 2015 Paris climate agreement. It argues for renewed efforts by the EU at coalition building with progressive developing countries, leadership by example and a more prominent, complementary role of individual EU member states. It also argues for a Paris agreement that provides a strong “signal” and “direction”, and discusses what this may entail.