President Juncker at the United Nations climate change conference in Paris

President Juncker will participate in the United Nations climate change conference in Paris (COP21). Along with other world leaders he will be one of the speakers when the conference starts on Monday. Ahead of the conference President Juncker reaffirmed the EU’s commitment: “The EU wants an ambitious and binding global deal in Paris. We were the first to table our climate pledge in March and it is still the most ambitious contribution. Our goal of holding global temperature rise below 2°C by the end of the century is still within reach. We are witnessing a global movement like never before. I hope this will translate into action during the negotiations next week. If the world delivers in Paris, the humanity will have an international regime to efficiently combat climate change.” Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU’s chief negotiator, and other Members of the College will also be present throughout the conference and work for a comprehensive, durable and dynamic agreement that will accelerate the global shift to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.