Council approves conclusions to strengthen the EU’s climate and energy diplomacy in this critical decade
The Council today approved conclusions reaffirming that the EU climate and energy diplomacy is an essential component of EU foreign policy and underlining the EU’s commitment to dialogue and collaboration with partners around the world to implement the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, help the most vulnerable countries adapt to the effects of climate change, and increase collective financing for climate action.
In its conclusions, the Council also reaffirms the commitment of the EU’s external energy policy to support, intensify and accelerate the the ongoing global energy transition, which is an essential element in achieving climate neutrality, so that it is inclusive, just and ensures energy security and universal access to secure, sustainable and affordable energy.
The triple global crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, andRussia’s illegal, unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine have created an energy security crisis and a food crisis that is affecting the entire world.
The aim of the conclusions is to guide the EU’s joint diplomatic contacts in 2023, a particularly important year in which the Climate Ambition Summit and the political phase of the “global stocktaking” under the COP28 of the UNFCCC, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates.
- Council conclusions on climate and energy diplomacy (outcome of the work, 9 March 2023)
- Climate diplomacy: Council conclusions call for accelerated implementation of Glasgow COP26 results (press release, 21 February 2022)
- The Council adopts conclusions on climate and energy diplomacy (press release of press, 25 January 2021)
- Climate objectives and EU external policy (background information)