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Date: 14 December 2014 at 09:18
Subject: Lima outcome keeps climate talks on track for Paris Agreement
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Lima outcome keeps climate talks on track for Paris Agreement

Lima/Brussels, 14 December 2014

The European Union welcomes the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima as a step forward on the road to a global climate deal in Paris next year. The conference agreed on two deliverables, the Lima Call for Climate Action and the draft elements text for the 2015 Agreement. As countries come forward with proposed emissions reduction targets in the coming months, the Lima Callrequires all countries to describe their proposed target in a clear, transparent and understandable way. This will enable us to quantify our proposed contributions. And in order to asses whether thesecontributions are fair and ambitious and the collective effort puts us on track to keep global warming below the 2 degrees, the UNFCCC secretariat will publish the contributions and prepare a synthesis report. The EU stands ready to help in this process and engage in constructive discussions with other countries about their proposed targets.

Gian Luca Galletti, Minister of Environment of Italy, holding the EU Presidency, said: "We have spent many long days and nights seeking a compromise. We thank the Peruvian COP Presidency for its leadership and guidance during these intense negotiations. Although this was a difficult conference, it is important to maintain the spirit of optimism and political momentum that brought us to LimaThe Lima outcome provides a solid basis for the forthcoming negotiations."

Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy said“The EU came to Lima to lay the ground for negotiations in Paris. Now, we are on the way to Paris. And although the EU wanted a more ambitious outcome from Lima, we believe that we are on track to agree a global deal in Paris next year. The EU has taken a constructive approach throughout the last two weeks and has shown itself willing to build bridges and compromise where possible. The EU particularly builds on its own experience of overcoming differences and finding common ground. Our ambitious 2030 climate and energy package is proof of this."

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