13 December 2011
Durban conference delivers breakthrough for climate
The European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban (1 Dec 2011) as a historic breakthrough in the fight against climate change.
After two weeks of negotiations, the 195 Parties to the UN climate change convention agreed on a roadmap, proposed by the EU, for drawing up a legal framework by 2015 for climate action by all countries. The Durban conference also agreed that there will be a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, made operational the new Green Climate Fund for developing countries and approved a series of measures which build on the progress made at last year’s Cancun conference.
Read the full press release at europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/895