EU accelerates publication of its long-term energy and climate strategy
In the lead-up to the next climate change conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, in December, the EU is focussing on its global leadership role in the areas of energy and climate policy, writes Susanne Ehlerding in Tagesspiegel Background. For that purpose, the union has launched a consultation process to determine its long-term strategy for its transition to a low-carbon economy. “Europe’s voice is heard – especially when it is united,” COP24 President Michal Kurtyka said. With the goal of taking advantage of its influence and compelling countries outside the bloc to take more ambitious action, the European Commission has decided to expedite the publication of its strategy. It will be released by spring 2019.
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For background, read the factsheet Energiewende – Germany is not alone.