26 March 2013 – 26 June 2013
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action is holding a public consultation on how best to shape the international climate regime between 2020 and 2030. The consultation '2015 International Climate Change Agreement: Shaping international climate policy beyond 2020' is open to all stakeholders with an interest in climate issues and policies. Read more…
The purpose of the consultation is to stimulate debate with Member States, EU institutions and stakeholders on how best to develop future climate change policy. The Commission has released a Consultative Communication, which sets out the context and poses a set of questions to frame the debate.
The document describes current climate change science and international climate policy, and possible options for designing the 2015 Agreement. It seeks views on how countries can separate economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions, minimise the risk of carbon leakage, make climate change mainstream in all relevant policy areas, and further improve international transparency and accountability.
The consultation also seeks views on how the 2015 Agreement can build upon work under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and how the EU can most effectively support other external initiatives.
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