2015 is a decisive year for climate negotiations. To keep us on track to limit global temperature rises to below 2°C (3,6°F), it is essential to secure a fair, ambitious and legally binding international agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015 at the Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) and to ramp up pre-2020 climate change action.
Following the successful 1st Climate Diplomacy Day led by France, Germany and the United Kingdom on 9 September 2014, and in line with the EU’s Climate Diplomacy Action Plan for 2015, the EU and its Member States have decided to carry out a European Climate Diplomacy Day on 17 June 2015.
In this context, the EU Delegation to the United States (US) and Member States’ embassies and consulates will organize a series of events throughout the US, including a briefing on the Hill and three conferences on the security dimension of climate change in New York (with the Czech Consulate General acting as EU local Chair), San Francisco (with the Italian Consulate General acting as EU local Chair) and Washington DC (with the Atlantic Council).
Additionally, the EU Delegation to the United Nations (UN) is partnering with France, Germany and the Human Impacts Institute in the organization of a celebratory event in New York on the role of individuals in the fight against climate change (with the announcement of the 2015 Creative Climate Awards Selection).