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22 Sep: Climate diplomacy

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

The geopolitical consequences of the current and future climate crisis are substantial on each and every nation. Many countries have now chosen to reflect their climate policy actions within their foreign policy agendas. This inclusion of climate policy within foreign policy is known as climate diplomacy. With the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP26, just around the corner, can the European Union influence climate discussions in a world where climate change is an emergency, but where geopolitics and diplomacy seems to influence most negotiations?

The EU has …

03 May: AT A GLANCE : President Biden’s climate summit

(Source: EU Parliament)

On 22 and 23 April 2021, United States (US) President Joe Biden convened a virtual summit of 40 world leaders in a bid to galvanise global efforts to address the climate crisis. There he announced new targets of cutting US net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by ‘between 26 and 28 %’ by 2025, and by ‘between 50 and 52 %’ by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Biden also announced initiatives to help developing countries decarbonise, and encouraged other countries to match US ambition. The summit, one of a number of events leading up to the (delayed) 26th …

03 May: AT A GLANCE : President Biden’s climate summit

(Source: EU Parliament)

On 22 and 23 April 2021, United States (US) President Joe Biden convened a virtual summit of 40 world leaders in a bid to galvanise global efforts to address the climate crisis. There he announced new targets of cutting US net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by ‘between 26 and 28 %’ by 2025, and by ‘between 50 and 52 %’ by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Biden also announced initiatives to help developing countries decarbonise, and encouraged other countries to match US ambition. The summit, one of a number of events leading up to the (delayed) 26th …