background image

‘Blame China’: EU Parliament’s high-stakes gambit at COP28

author image

By illuminem briefings

· 2 min read

illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on Euractiv or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: The European Parliament's delegation at COP28 has taken a critical stance towards China, urging Beijing to stop portraying itself as a developing country
•  This move reflects the EU's efforts to hold China accountable for its role in climate change, given its status as a major global economic power

🔭 The context: This stance by the EU Parliament comes amidst broader discussions on global climate responsibilities, with developed and developing nations grappling over commitments and contributions to mitigating climate change

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The EU's focus on China's climate role is significant, as it underscores the need for major economies, irrespective of their developmental status, to take substantial action against climate change
•  This approach aims to ensure a more balanced global effort in addressing environmental challenges

⏭️ What's next: The EU Parliament's position may influence ongoing negotiations and debates at COP28, potentially shaping future policies and agreements on global climate action
•  The emphasis on China's responsibility could lead to renewed discussions on emissions reduction targets and climate financing

💬 One quote: “They behave like a superpower and in fact, they are a superpower. How does that fit with being treated like Burkina Faso or Tanzania?” (Peter Liese, a German Christian Democrat)

Click for more news covering the latest on sustainable finance

Did you enjoy this illuminem voice? Support us by sharing this article!
author photo

About the author

illuminem's editorial team - providing you with concise summaries of the most important sustainability news of the day.

Follow us on Linkedin, Twitter​ & Instagram

Other illuminem Voices

Related Posts

You cannot miss it!

Weekly. Free. Your Top 10 Sustainability & Energy Posts.

You can unsubscribe at any time (read our privacy policy)