EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 09 DECEMBER

Home
Brussels Daily
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS - 09 DECEMBER
09 Dec 2015

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 09 DECEMBER

Brussels Daily

MAIN NEWS

UN Climate Conference: EU28 and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries join forces for ambitious global climate deal

The European Union and the group of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states have stressed their shared commitment for an ambitious and binding global climate deal to be agreed in Paris.They particularly agreed that the Paris Agreement must be legally binding, inclusive, fair, ambitious, durable and dynamic and that it must set out a clear and operational long-term goal. Furthermore, they agreed it must establish a review mechanism for countries to come together every five years to consider progress made and to enhance collective and individual efforts as appropriate. Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said: “These negotiations are not about “them” and “us”. These negotiations are about all of us, both developed and developing countries, finding common ground and solutions together. This is why the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have agreed to join forces for an ambitious outcome here in Paris. We urge other countries to join us. Together we can do it. The EU stands shoulder to shoulder with its long term partners in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions.” The Commissioner also welcomed the signing of the 11th European Development Fund Intra-ACP Strategy by the ACP Group and the European Commission, which allocates €475 million to support climate action, resilience building and the environment in ACP countries up to 2020. The Paris climate conference, scheduled to run from 30 November to 11 December, is due to conclude a new international agreement to limit global average temperature rise and avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change. Read full press release here. A recording of the press point with Commissioner Arias Cañete is available here

 

OTHER NEWS

  • Creating a Digital Single Market: Commission wants to give new rights to Europeans when they travel and buy online and help businesses grow across borders
  • Commission discusses registration of two new European Citizens’ Initiatives
  • Commission appoints two Deputy Directors-General and a Director
BXL DAILY NEWS FINAL   Read today’s edition in full:  Daily News 09 – 12 – 2015
Copyright 2017 © - The Irish Farmers Association - Web Design Dublin by Big Dog