The Environment Council adopted conclusions outing the EU`s position ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris. Ministers agreed that the EU would strive to reach a legally binding and dynamic agreement to keep global warming below 2°C. This made COP25 a valuable negotiation to put the world on track to avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change. But the delicate differences over the rules of the Paris Agreement, which derail previous meetings, must be resolved in Madrid, otherwise the agreement risks disintegrating. In short, a framework to lay a solid foundation that sends the right fundamental signals for all stakeholders to accompany this process and participate in the transformation of our economies and societies. Signals such as climate goals that are ambitious, in line with the impact we see and that the Paris Agreement requires of us. The Economic and Financial Affairs Council adopted conclusions on climate finance, which gives EU negotiators a mandate for the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Paris Climate Conference took place from 30 November to 12 December 2015. This was the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 11). Delegations from around 150 countries participated in the negotiations for a new global and legally binding agreement on climate change.

To make this commitment effective, it is necessary that the climate objectives of the recovery and resilience mechanism be higher as an integral part of the «new EU generation». Indeed, the Commission`s preliminary estimates indicate that this target is around 37%, reflecting the Commission`s commitment to ensuring that the unprecedented resources that will be disbursed in the coming years are in line with climate targets. The Environment Council adopted conclusions on climate change, which underline the unprecedented urgency needed to step up global efforts to avoid the dangerous effects of climate change and underline that climate change is occurring and its effects are being felt worldwide. . . .