Heinrich Boll - Climate Action - Lima COP20

“EU And Latin America Should Join Forces Against Climate Change,” Says Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Heinrich Boll - Climate Action - Lima COP20

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union has published a new climate action report outlining ways in which Europe and Latin America can collaborate more ambitiously. The report was released to coincide with the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place in Peru until December 12.

The report: “Europe and Latin America towards more ambitious collective climate action” is compiled by experts Hans JH Verolme, Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis and Paola Vasconi Reca, and presents a series of proposals derived from European and Latin American civil society positions on international climate policy.

Peru will set the stage for next year’s much anticipated Climate Summit in Paris, where an agreement on global warming shall be signed. “In order to make the Paris Summit a success, a Euro-Latin American alliance has the potential to build support for greater ambition and an equitable deal and could help to overcome the North-South division,” says Bastian Hermisson, Director of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union.

Silvia Brugger, Director of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union’s Climate and Energy Programme, stated that: “The binary split between developed and developing countries within the current architecture of the climate negotiations does not reflect today’s geopolitical and economic realities.” adding that, “An ambitious and fair global climate deal can only be reached, if the two regions join forces.”

“Europe and Latin America can and should learn a lot from each other and there is significant scope for deeper collaboration to increase climate ambition,” said Patricia Jiménez, Global Dialogue Programme Director at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union. “We hope that the new report ‘Europe and Latin America Towards More Ambitious Collective Climate Action’ will help to strengthen this bi-regional partnership and develop new narratives to tackle the global climate crisis,” concluded Jiménez.


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