Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean engage in the fight against climate change
The EU hosted an informal round table meeting on climate change with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on 16-17 October in Brussels. Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs underlined at the event that climate change, as a priority in our current cooperation, will be further strengthened in the future, with more assistance to our partners in the region.
The proposed regional budget amounts to 340M€ for Caribbean and 1,1 Bn€ for Latin America, subject to completion of European budget negotiations (full speech here).
Ministers, senior officials and experts on climate policies and EU-LAC cooperation shared experiences in climate change policies, and discussed possible joint initiatives.