Ahead of November’s COP23 summit in Bonn, MEPs agreed on a set of recommendations that would see the EU ramp up the ambition of its climate goals, during the monthly plenary session in Strasbourg.
This included calling on the European Commission to prepare and finalise a 2050 zero-emissions strategy for Europe before December 2018’s crucial COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland.
As signatories to the Paris Agreement have to come up with long-term targets by 2020 and demonstrate progress in implementing the landmark climate deal at the Katowice summit, COP24 has already taken on huge importance, with this year’s edition in Bonn serving as more of an appetiser.
MEPs backing the resolution said they expected clarification at COP23 on the structure of the “Facilitative Dialogue”, which aims to check countries’ progress towards the targets agreed in Paris in 2015.
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