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Climate change

The adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change has signalled a new era of global cooperation for the world to tackle climate mitigation and adaptation in order to keep the global temperature rise below 2ºC. The EESC is very active on climate issues in support of the Paris Agreement, with meetings organised to encourage active civil society participation. The EESC produces opinions that cover a wide range of issues such as climate justice, a fair transition to a low-carbon economy and the need for multi-stakeholder, multi-level climate governance collaboration. The EESC takes part in the annual UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties and in climate-oriented civil society summits that bring together non-state players.