COP21: the road leading to the vital climate change conference in Paris

Only two months left before world leaders gather in Paris to hammer out a global agreement to fight climate change. Parliament will send a delegation of 15 MEPs to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in December to help obtain a successful result. MEPs debate and vote on Parliament’s position on Wednesday. Follow it live on our website and find out more about the stakes involved in the infographics.

Parliament will push to have two goals included in the final text : to limit the temperature increase to 2°C and to raise money for the Green Climate Fund.  By 2020 the fund  should make  $100 billion available each year to help developing countries adapt to climate change.

“We believe that the European Parliament should be at the forefront to ensure success at the COP 21, as this is the battle of the century,” French S&D member said Gilles Pargneaux (S&D, FR) in an interview published in September. Pargneaux wrote the report on Parliament’s position on COP21.

Check out the infographics to find out which industries and countries emit the most as well as how cities such as Berlin, Marrakesh and Doha played an important role in climate negotiations.