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Climate Action

Cooperation with non-EU countries & regions

China

The EU and China have a long-standing cooperation on climate change and have agreed to further step up joint efforts.Since 2005, the EU-China...

India

Clean development and climate change are part of the joint action plan covering areas of key areas of interest for India and the EU. The Joint...

South Africa

Climate change is an integral part of the EU's strategic partnership with South Africa.The EU and South Africa have been strategic partners...

Latin America and the Caribbean

Climate change is an important topic in the relations between the EU and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).Climate change regularly...

The EU works closely with other countries and regions to advance dialogue and cooperation on climate change.

Climate action is an integral part of the EU's foreign policy agenda. Through climate diplomacy and cooperation initiatives, the EU aims to build political will and trust to advance global action, ensure the effectiveness of development cooperation, and build capacity to support partner countries in their efforts.

Areas of cooperation

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These include:

Partners

The Commission has bilateral arrangements with key partners and works with a number of regional organisations:

  • OECD countries – e.g. US, Canada, Japan, Australia
  • Other UNFCCC Annex I countries – e.g. Russia, Ukraine
  • Emerging economies – e.g. Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea
  • Regional groupings – e.g. African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)