06 Mar 2017
CLIMATE AND ENERGY – 06 MARCHBrussels Daily
Climate and energy diplomacy: Council gives guidance on strengthening synergies
The Council adopted conclusions on EU climate and energy diplomacy as part of the implementation of the EU Global Strategy. The objective is to strengthen synergies and links between the relevant elements of EU climate diplomacy and energy diplomacy and to establish priorities for 2017.
EU climate diplomacy focuses on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate security. EU energy diplomacy focuses on energy security and diversification. Energy and climate are closely linked: over 2/3 of greenhouse-gas emissions come from energy. Keeping the temperature rise well below 2°C depends on everyone making progress in global energy transition.
As part of strengthening synergies between EU climate and energy diplomacies, the Council conclusions establish a number of actions, and set overall priorities for 2017.