EU leaders agreed on the climate and energy policy framework for the future. The European Council approved 4 objectives: At the 2011 Un Climate Change Conference, the Durban Platform (and the ad hoc working group on the enhanced Durban Action Programme) was created with the aim of negotiating a legal instrument for climate action from 2020. The resulting agreement is expected to be adopted in 2015.  Looking for a glimmer of hope in the united Nations` poignant report on climate change? We can determine the effects of climate change through the political, economic and social choices we make today. The implementation of the agreement by all member countries together will be evaluated every 5 years, the first evaluation will take place in 2023. The result will serve as a contribution to new Nationally Determined Contributions by Member States.  The stocktaking will not focus on the contributions/achievements of each country, but on a collective analysis of what has been achieved and what remains to be done. The Paris Agreement, adopted in Paris on 12 December 2015 and signed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 April 2016, which entered into force on 4 November 2016 after being ratified by 96 States (188 to date), reflects the resurgence of strong international climate ambitions. As President of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), France mobilized for a rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement and made the fight against global warming a priority on its diplomatic agenda. They also agreed on the design of the 2018 Facilitation Dialogue (called the Talanoa Dialogue). It will provide a space to assess joint progress towards long-term climate goals next year at COP 24 in Poland. The Foreign Affairs Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy.
The Council reaffirms that the EU will continue to lead the way in the global pursuit of climate action. It also recognizes the impact of climate change on international security and stability. The objective of the agreement is to reduce global warming described in Article 2, “improve implementation” of the UNFCCC by: To combat climate change and its negative effects, 197 countries adopted the Paris Agreement at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. .