Climate Action

Commissioner Arias Cañete co-convenes third Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) in Brussels

27/06/2019

On 28 June, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and China’s Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua are convening a major international climate meeting in Brussels.

The third Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) will be attended by ministers and high-level representatives from over 30 countries, including ministers from the G20 and chairs of key party groupings in the UN climate negotiations.

Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 and the Katowice rulebook last year, political focus is shifting from the UNFCCC negotiations towards the implementation and ambition necessary for the transition to low-carbon and climate resilient economies. Effective implementation requires open and frank discussion and debate between politicians and practitioners, informed by the perspective of industry, the financial sector, investors, insurers, civil society, expert organisations and citizens.

Against this backdrop, the third edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action will address the broader implementation challenge in the post-Katowice context. Rather than being an exclusive conversation between Ministers, it will facilitate an exchange between societal partners, involving high-level representatives from business, industry, investors, science, advocacy and expert organisations. The agenda will be structured around three substantive sessions, focusing on the 1) UNFCCC negotiations challenges and process, 2) Implementation and 3) Ambition respectively.

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