Climate Change and European Foreign Policy after COP21 – Climate Diplomacy Brief

Climate Change and European Foreign Policy after COP21. Climate Diplomacy Brief
Wolters, Stephan; Dennis Tänzler, Gerald Stang and Teresa Ribera 2016: Climate Change and European Foreign Policy after COP21. Climate Diplomacy Brief. Berlin/Brussels/Paris: adelphi/EUISS/IDDRI.

Given the transversal, and universal, nature of the climate challenge, what priorities should shape foreign policy action on climate issues in the decade ahead? What should be the focus of European climate diplomacy? The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI), and adelphi organized a meeting of senior experts and practitioners to review and build on the outcomes of COP21. This Brief summarizes important ideas put forward during the discussions for using European foreign policy tools to address climate mitigation, adaptation, and finance, for responding to climate-related security and migration risks, and for improving EU climate diplomacy.