Leaders and representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Paris from 30 November to 11 December in an attempt to reach a global agreement to tackle climate change and its impacts. The main aim of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP 21, is to achieve an outcome that would limit greenhouse gas emissions, drive a low-carbon transformation of the global economy, build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and assist climate action in developing countries. The EU's climate policy is among the most ambitious in the world.
The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, while improving energy efficiency by 27% and increasing the share of renewable energy sources to 27% of final consumption.
Here below what the Think tanks think...
A close call before Paris, Centre for European Policy Studies, November 2015
Economics, not policy, are likely to drive the low carbon future, Friends of Europe, November 2015
Prospects for climate success in Paris,Chatham House, November 2015
Paris climate talks Q&A. Center for Climate for Energy Solutions, November 2015
A transformative end to the year Brookings Institution, November 2015
The economic debates behind COP21, Bruegel, November 2015
Towards a workable and effective climate regime, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, November 2015
The road from Paris,Brookings Institution, November 2015
Mitigation value, networked carbon markets and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Centre for European Policy Studies, October 2015
Intended nationally determined contributions: What are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, October 2015
Climate success in Paris: The buildings sector’s key role,Friends of Europe, October 2015
COP21: Building an unprecedented and sustainable agreement, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, October 2015
A European approach to climate finance will make a deal at COP21 more likely, Bruegel, October 2015
European climate finance: Securing the best return, Bruegel,September 2015
Climate negotiations: speeding up or slowing down the energy transition?,Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, September 2015
The road to Paris and beyond.Center for Climate Change, Economics and Policy, August 2015
Making low-carbon technology support smarter,Bruegel, August 2015
Clash between national and EU climate policies: The German climate levy as a remedy, Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel, August 2015
EU climate and energy governance: There's more to it than meets the eye, Centre for European Policy Studies, August 2015