Lima UN COP20: Talking about climate change
They will focus on the UN Green Climate Fund and “convince all stakeholders that we need to invest in climate policy, in order to save the environment, create jobs and develop sustainable technologies”, said the Environment Committee chair Giovanni La Via (S&D, IT), who will lead the EP delegation to Lima next month, in a press release.
Another goal will be to set binding 2030 targets for emission reduction, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources to keep up to the EU’s commitment of reducing GHG emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050.
With the UN Green Climate Fund, EU member states should raise 100 billion USD per year by 2020.
This money is also part of the contribution to the December 2009 UN Copenhagen Accord.
As developing countries suffer the most from climate change, and since they are contributing the least to greenhouse gas emissions, the Green climate fund should also help these countries by funding climate measures, technology transfer and infrastructure.
The European parliament wants to reach an ambitious and legally binding international agreement to make sure that at least some of these goals will be reached in the near future.
Fontes Texto: Parlamento Europeu
Babette Jochum and Giulia Muller