EU Union, 27 November 2023 (TDI): In a recent development, Spain and the European Commission jointly submitted a comprehensive report on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, presenting crucial insights from the European Climate Stocktake.
Titled “The European Climate Stocktake: 10 Points for Dubai,” the report encapsulates key messages and recommendations for global climate action.
This significant submission, dated October 27, 2023, provides a summary of the European Climate Stocktake, an event held in Brussels on October 28, 2023.
The gathering aimed to galvanize European momentum and foster engagement in the lead-up to COP28 and the Global Stocktake.
The European Climate Stocktake underscores the EU’s commitment to keeping stakeholders informed and involved in the formulation of European climate policy, aligning with the EU’s broader ambition to enhance global climate objectives.
Recognizing that achieving climate goals requires collaboration from all sectors, the EU emphasized ongoing inclusive conversations with diverse stakeholders.
Outlined in the “10 Points for Dubai” are key recommendations derived from representatives of the EU’s civil society, including the European Climate Pact Ambassadors, a network comprising over 700 climate opinion leaders from across the EU.
These recommendations also integrate responses from more than 100 Climate Pact Ambassadors from 19 Member States.
The report’s key recommendations for global climate action included:
A shared commitment to a climate-resilient, net-zero future, and a just, peaceful, and equitable world.
Acknowledgment of the need for more ambitious efforts globally to address the climate crisis.
Emphasis on the unprecedented opportunities for people, societies, and economies through ambitious global climate action.
Call for the EU to continue leading in achieving net-zero emissions and climate resilience, with increased targets by 2030 and clear goals for 2040.
Urgency in accelerating the clean energy transition, potentially phasing out fossil fuels by COP28.
Urgent international action is needed to cut methane emissions and mitigate irreversible climate tipping points.
Adoption of a holistic approach, integrating climate action with biodiversity, sustainability, and circular economy practices.
Stress the importance of multilateralism for effective and legitimate cooperation between countries.
Increased adaptation efforts in response to the evident impacts of climate change.
Mobilization of financial resources for meaningful climate action, prioritizing support for vulnerable countries, and aligning with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
As the world grapples with the urgent need for climate action, these recommendations from the European Climate Stocktake are expected to contribute significantly to the ongoing global discourse on climate change.