After COP26: A different EU foreign policy for a climate-just world

If we want a world worth living in 20, 30, 40 years from now, we have to act urgently – it’s as simple as that. After the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, COP26, it can be said: It is still possible that climate protection measures will be accelerated in the coming years. However, the decisions of COP26 are not far-reaching enough; moreover, they show major gaps in issues such as financial as well as technical support in the fight against climate change. Without game-chaning international cooperation, we will not be able to close the existing gaps and create a climate-just world in this decade.

The EU, with its economic power, its excellent diplomatic standing, and its pre-existing ties when it comes to development cooperation, is in a unique position to help close these COP26 gaps. But how can we use this potential?

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, written by the independent think tank E3G, aims to answer this question. It looks at how EU foreign policy can be reconciled with the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal. By compiling previous research on the subject and new ideas on how to streamline climate action into EU foreign policy, the study shows that a renewed EU external action could accelerate the transition to a climate-just world for all.

The study will be presented online at an event on 8 December, starting at 1pm.

More information on the event can be found on the Greens/EFA website.

Are you interested? Register here!

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