EU’s Take on Climate: Move Rapidly Towards Paris Pledges

Written by | Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The Marrakech climate conference currently taking place in Morocco aims to demonstrate and reinforce the shift towards low-carbon economy and act as a catalyst for further action. As the global climate agreement has entered into force much earlier than initially thought, the EU is ready to move rapidly on the international framework to navigate countries towards policy-making that will deliver on the Paris pledges.

The EU urges to advance on this front as soon as possible and keep participation open to all countries regardless of their ratification status. Brussels wants to see tangible results on key elements of the Paris deal, including access to financing for developing countries and strengthening the skills and processes needed in those markets. Being the biggest contributors of public climate finance to developing countries, the EU also wants to focus on helping these economies implement their domestic climate plans.

COP22 will have a strong focus on strengthening climate action before 2020 when most national plans for tackling the environmental changes will start. The Marrakech conference on global climate along with the thematic events organized throughout the event offer an opportunity for the international community to reflect on progress made on existing initiatives as well as brainstorm new initiatives.

The EU that is a strong supporter of the Global Climate Action Agenda will have hosted more than 100 events at the EU Pavilion. These events are organized by numerous organizations from outside and inside the EU and will address a variety of climate-related issues from energy transition to deforestation.

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