Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Climate diplomacy: EU advances cooperation with LAC

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete travelled to Brazil and Ecuador to advance dialogue and cooperation on climate action between the EU and Latin American and Caribbean countries. The trip came just weeks ahead of the landmark UN climate summit (COP21) in December. In Brazil, the Commissioner met with Brazilian Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira and Vice-Minister Ambassador José Antônio Marcondes de Carvalho, as well as President Rafael Correa and Ecuador's Energy and Climate Ministers. He discussed the ongoing climate talks with foreign ministers from Latin American and Caribbean countries conveyed under the umbrella of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Commissioner Arias Cañete also met Ministers from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC).