Warsaw climate change conference (COP 19 / CMP 9)
- Start date : 11/11/2013 00:00:00
- End date : 23/11/2013 23:59:59
The United Nations climate conference in Warsaw marked a step forward in the international fight against climate change.
The conference agreed a timeplan for countries to table their contributions to reducing or limiting greenhouse gas emissions under a new global climate agreement to be adopted in 2015. It also agreed ways to accelerate efforts to deepen emission cuts over the rest of this decade, and to set up a mechanism to address losses and damage caused by climate change in vulnerable developing countries.
In addition, the conference agreed decisions which enhance the implementation of a range of measures already agreed at international level, including finance to support developing countries, combatting tropical deforestation, and transparency of reporting on emissions.
Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, said: "The Warsaw climate conference showed how challenging the way to an ambitious result in Paris will be. But the last hours also showed that we are capable of moving forward. The EU wanted the stepwise approach that is now agreed as the way forward: all countries must contribute to the future reduction efforts, and already now all countries must go home and do their homework in order to table their contributions well in advance of the Paris conference, and by the first quarter of 2015 by those ready to do so."
She added: "For sure there will be faster and less bumpy ways to Paris but now the journey has started. We must make it there. And congratulations to the most vulnerable countries, as Warsaw agreed to establish a mechanism to promote approaches to address loss and damage caused by climate change in vulnerable developing countries."
- 23/11/2013 - MEMO/13/1044 - EU welcomes progress on international climate action at Warsaw conference
- 06/11/2013 – IP/13/1034 – EU seeks balanced progress to advance climate action at Warsaw conference
- 06/11/2013 – MEMO/13/953 – Questions and Answers on the UN climate change conference in Warsaw
EU press briefings
- 23/11/2013 - Press statement by Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action
- 22/11/2013 - Press statement by Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action
- 20/11/2013 - Press briefing
- 19/11/2013 - Press briefing
- 15/11/2013 - Press briefing
- 13/11/2013 - Press briefing
- 11/11/2013 - Press briefing
- 10/11/2013 - Press briefing
- Council of the EU
- EU submissions
- The scope, design and structure of the 2015 agreement
- Further elaboration of elements of a step wise process for ambitious mitigation commitments in the 2015 agreement
- Adaptation in the 2015 agreement
- Approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change
- Durban Platform for Enhanced Action: Process for Ensuring Ambitious Mitigation Commitments in the 2015 Agreement
- Strategies and Approaches of the EU and its Member States for mobilising scale-up climate finance towards the developed countries’ goal to jointly mobilise USD 100 billion
EU side events
- 11/11/2013 - Durban Action Global Scenarios for 2°C: feasibility, implications and impacts