Negotiations on a new global agreement to fight climate change, due to be concluded in Paris this December, will continue at the United Nations climate conference from 1 to 11 June 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
The EU will seek progress on narrowing down options that were identified in a negotiating text agreed at the Geneva conference last February. The EU wants a robust Paris agreement that would ensure transparency and accountability towards fair, ambitious, and legally binding commitments from all parties. Such an agreement is needed to keep the world on track to limiting the global average temperature rise to below 2°C.
The meeting will also be an opportunity for countries to share experiences on the preparation of their intended nationally determined contributions (INDC) to the new agreement. The EU was the first major economy to submit its contribution in early March – a domestic emissions reduction target of at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels – and seeks to actively engage in these exchanges to help move the process forward.
The Bonn conference will also continue work on efforts to step up international climate action before 2020 to narrow the emissions gap that exists between current pledges and the below 2°C objective.
EU press briefings in Bonn
Briefings will be web-streamed live and on demand.
- Publication date
- 29 May 2015
- Directorate-General for Climate Action