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Climate change and European foreign policy after COP21

12 January 2016 - 13 January 2016
Reid Hall, Paris

In the wake of COP21 in Paris, the challenges of slowing climate change and responding to its impacts will be high on the agenda of foreign policy makers. What priorities should shape foreign policy action on climate issues this year and in the decade ahead? What should be the focus of European climate diplomacy?

As the European Union works to develop a Global Strategy on foreign and security policy, coherent long term thinking for how to minimise, manage and respond to climate risks will be needed.

The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), in collaboration with l’Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) and adelphi will bring together senior experts and practitioners from across Europe to discuss the daunting challenge posed by climate change.

The conference has a threefold objective:

  • Reflecting on European climate diplomacy in the framework of the Global Strategy process;
  • Reviewing and building on the outcomes of COP21;
  • Contributing to the understanding of the risks posed to development and stability by a changing climate and the shaping of appropriate responses.

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