COP21: the Role of the EU and of its Members in the Climate Negotiations Views from the Weimar Triangle Countries
As the Bonn negotiating session is about to start, international climate talks are entering the final straight towards COP21. The European Union positioned itself as a frontrunner in climate policy and it has recently confirmed its long-term commitment by defining its 2030 targets. This strong domestic climate action is a major strength that the EU can draw on to take a leadership role in the process of reaching a global binding agreement.
This event, co-organised by Ifri, SWP and PISM, attempted to identify the decisive steps for the European climate diplomacy in the run-up to COP21, with a particular focus on the role that France, Germany, Poland and the European institutions can play. The discussion also revolved around the convergence between EU’s position and those of the other parties to the negotiations. The ultimate goal was to share analyses on the potential outcomes of COP21 and define the impact it may have on the EU.
11:15 - 12:45 : What goals and what means for COP21? Expert views
Oliver Geden, Head of EU Research Division, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Carole Mathieu, Research Fellow, Ifri Center for Energy
Marek Wąsiński, Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs
Moderator: Vivien Pertusot, Director, Brussels Office, Ifri
12:45 - 13:30 : Lunch
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