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Lima climate talks crucial stepping stone towards 2015 agreement

EU News 475/2014

Brussels, 28 November 2014

The European Union expects the UN climate change conference on 1-12 December in Lima, Peru, to pave the way for the adoption of a new, legally binding, global climate agreement in Paris next year. The EU is confident that the new agreement will significantly strengthen and broaden collective international efforts to tackle climate change. The 40% greenhouse gas reduction target agreed by EU leaders in October, together with the announcement by the US and China on their future targets that followed, are clear evidence of global resolve.

The EU will be represented in Lima by Gian Luca Galletti, Minister of Environment for Italy, which currently holds the presidency of the Council of the EU, and Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

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File Photo: Miguel Arias Cañete, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action and Energy, standing, and Gonzalo de Mendoza Asensi, Member of his cabinet Date: 26/11/2014 Reference: P-026818/00-43 Location: Strasbourg - EP (C)EU, 2014 URL