Council sets EU’s position for COP26 climate summit
The Council has recently approved the conclusions setting the EU’s position for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The conclusions emphasise the extreme urgency to step up the global response to address the climate emergency and underline the need for a just and fair climate transition across the world.
“The world is currently not on course to keep global warming below 1,5 degrees. Many more collective efforts are needed to keep our planet’s temperature within safe limits.” said Andrej Vizjak, Slovenian Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning.
COP26 aims to bring countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. The main goals of COP26 are to encourage parties to come forward with ambitious NDCs that establish their emission reduction targets for 2030, discuss adaptation measures, increase climate finance and finalise the Paris Rulebook.
The conclusions recall that the EU and its member states are the world’s leading contributors of climate finance and reconfirm their continued commitment to scaling up the mobilisation of international climate finance. They invite other developed countries to increase their contributions as part of the collective developed countries’ goal to jointly mobilise USD 100 billion per year by 2020 until 2025.
Find out more about the EU Conclusions here.