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TWN Info Service on Climate Change (Mar09/01)
24 March 2009
Third World Network

The European Commission has circulated its climate communication, entitled "Towards a comprehensive climate change agreement in Copenhagen", to the European Parliament, Council, Economic and Social Committee, and Committee of the Regions, as the basis of a common European position in ongoing negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

These negotiations are taking place under the Bali Action Plan, which was agreed at the UN Climate Conference in Bali, Indonesia in December 2007. The Plan launched a "comprehensive process to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action, now, up to and beyond 2012".

Europe plays a central role in climate discussions, as a major emitter of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and as a key contributor to the negotiations, so understanding the EC Communication is of first importance not merely to Europeans but to all engaged in climate policy including to developing countries.

Link to an analysis of the EC communication. We hope that you find it useful.
Understanding the European Commissionís Climate Communication

(NOTE: There were some minor typographical errors in the document which we have now corrected. Kindly use this version of the document, which we hope, you find useful.)

With best wishes,
Third World Network

 


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