BRUSSELS, 4 Oct – PRIME. The EU, ahead of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), to be held in November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, reminded of its intention to accelerate the green transition and reduce dependence on Russian fossil energy resources as soon as possible, according to widespread conclusions European Union.
“The EU notes that after Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, the European Commission, at the request of the European Council on March 24 and 25, 2022, presented the REPowerEU plan in response to the need to quickly reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels, accelerate the transition to green energy and support EU efforts to increase climate ambitions,” the document states.
The EU also recalled its intention to become a climate neutral region of the world by 2050.
The Paris Climate Agreement was adopted on 12 December 2015 following the 21st Conference of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris. The document was signed by 175 countries, including the USA, China and Russia. For the first time in history, the climate agreement negotiated in Paris brought together the efforts of all world powers to curb climate change.
Adopted at the end of 2019, the “Green Deal for Europe” is an ambitious plan for economic, social and environmental transformations to turn Europe into a climate neutral continent by 2050. The concept of climate neutrality assumes that emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere are equal to zero or these emissions are neutralized by measures to protect the environment.
The COP27 conference will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November.