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Debriefing session on the 20th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Brussels, Belgium

The 20th UN Climate Conference closed in Lima on 13 December with the adoption of The Lima call for climate action.


Did the negotiations bring developed and developing countries closer to a climate agreement to be signed in Paris in 2015?

What are the milestones and the issues still at stake for the coming months?

Last but not least, what has been the input of civil society, and what will be its role in pushing for an ambitious and fair global agreement in 2015?


On 14 January 2014, the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory held a public debriefing on the outcomes from the Lima Climate Conference.

The meeting took stock of the achievements, stimulated a debate on the challenges ahead, and mapped out civil society activities and possible synergies on the road to COP 21 in Paris.

It also provided initial input to shaping an EESC opinion on the climate negotiations, to be adopted in July 2015.


Interventions from Members of the EESC and the CoR delegations to COP 20; representatives of the European Commission and civil society organisations were followed by an open debate.


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