Council approves conclusions to strengthen the EU’s climate and energy diplomacy in this critical decade
The Council today approved conclusions reaffirming that EU climate and energy diplomacy is an essential component of EU foreign policy and underlining the EU’s determination to engage and collaborate with partners around the world to implement the Paris Agreement, limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, help the most vulnerable countries adapt to the effects of climate change, and scale up 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 energy transition underway on a global scaleThis is an essential element in achieving climate neutrality, so that it is inclusive, fair and ensures energy security and universal access to safe, sustainable and affordable energy.
The triple planetary crisis represented by climate change, biodiversity loss and pollutionas well as the illegal, unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression by Russia against Ukraine have led to an energy security crisis and a food crisis that is having repercussions around the 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.