tag: climate_agreements

  • Global leaders for climate justice

    This day sees the start in Paris of the global, UN-sponsored Climate Change Conference, or COP 21. 21 stands for the 21st time that global leaders meet in order to agree on a legally binding accord to cap greenhouse gas emissions responsible for the changing of Earth's climate. This very...

  • On the road to Paris

    Delegations from 195 countries will meet in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015 with a view to adopt an international agreement to keep global temperature increase below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve this, global greenhouse gas emissions should peak by 2020 and be halved by mid-century. This...

  • A 2030 framework for EU climate and energy policies

    In the context of Europe's efforts to address climate change, the EU has three climate and energy policy targets for 2020 (20% emissions reductions, 20% of energy to come from renewable sources, and 20% energy savings), and a long term objective of 80-95% emissions reduction by 2050. Achieving this long...