Sweden’s view of EU negotiating mandate for COP24
On 9 October, the EU climate ministers are due to agree on the EU’s negotiating mandate for the next international climate negotiations. Sweden considers that the EU must work for an ambitious, robust and dynamic framework to implement the Paris Agreement.
At the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in December in Katowice, Poland, the UN Member States will adopt a joint framework to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. At COP24, the Talanoa Dialogue will offer the first opportunity since the 2015 Paris climate conference for countries to evaluate how global climate action corresponds to the 1.5 degree Celsius goal and how ambitions can be raised. At the meeting of the Environment Council on 9 October, the EU climate ministers will adopt council conclusions on the EU’s negotiating mandate for COP24.
“The research speaks for itself. The world must transition at an unprecedented pace if we are to avoid the most serious effects of climate change. Sweden considers that the EU, as a leader in global climate action, must rise to the challenge,” says Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin.
Sweden considers that the draft council conclusions offer a good basis for a proactive EU stance at COP24. Sweden also wants to see a clear position taken ensuring that the EU will review its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) before 2020, in light of the results of the Talanoa Dialogue and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report.