European and Latin American legislators make important step towards joint positions at COP21 in Paris

a-Contenido informativo propioEuropean and Latin American legislators make important step towards joint positions at COP21 in Paris
The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) adopted today the Urgent Resolution ‘The Europe-Latin America position on issues related to climate and climate change in the context of the Summit of 2015 in Paris (COP21)’
See Press release below and the full text of the EuroLat urgent resolution in English and in Spanish.
The resolution calls to strengthen the bi-regional alliance towards a fair, robust and ambitious global climate agreement at COP21 in Paris. It underlines the importance of the search for a new paradigm of human well-being that reconciles the twin challenges of fighting climate change and enhancing equality and social cohesion, with reference to concept such as ‘Buen Vivir’. The new climate agreement shall entail an adequate, well-balanced treatment of adaptation and mitigation, a prioritisation for Community-Based and Ecosystem-Based Adaption as well as the systematic integration of gender equality as an operational principle. The resolution also asks governments from both regions to reconsider the Yasuní-ITT Initiative.
A few days ahead of the Summit of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) from 10-11 June in Brussels, the resolution urges European, Latin American and Caribbean Heads of State and Government to come to joint positions in the international climate negotiations and to enhance the bi-regional dialogue and cooperation on climate change.
Please also find enclosed a new working paper from the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) with support from the Heinrich Böll Foundation European Union on possible topics for EU-Latin America cooperation on climate change, including the subsequent areas:
1. Coastal management and climate resilience: addressing climate vulnerability in coastal areas
2. Cities
3. Transforming energy systems
4. Phasing out fossil fuels
5. Fiscal reform and public services
6. Tracking decarbonisation and resilience