EU renews its climate diplomacy push

EU foreign affairs ministers agreed today to put climate objectives at heart of EU security and foreign policies. CAN Europe welcomes the initiative and calls on EU diplomats to lead the fight to achieve deeper emission cuts to limit warming to below 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement. Ministers stressed the need to “reinvigorate EU Climate Diplomacy, taking into account the latest developments and changing geopolitical landscape”. (…) Commenting on the initiative, Ulriikka Aarnio, International Climate Policy Coordinator at CAN Europe said: “Ramping up European climate diplomacy is extremely important now, with the Trump administration distancing itself from global climate action. The EU must use its huge diplomatic network to strengthen its alliances with countries like China, India and Canada and deepen cooperation on issues such as long-term zero-emissions development strategies and putting a fair price on carbon.….[Persbericht]

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