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EU diplomacy to push green agenda overseas

The European Commission's stated aim to increase its geopolitical involvement and its ambitious energy transition roadmap support measures to reduce carbon emissions worldwide The European Commission's stated aim to increase its geopolitical involvement and its ambitious energy transition roadmap support measures to reduce carbon emissions worldwide.
By Christian Ernhede 30 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34982
Frans Timmermans at a plenary session in the European Parliament. (EP)

The key issue: The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council adopted conclusions last week calling for the development of a climate diplomacy plan by this summer.

Interfax analysis: For trading partners in emerging economies that fail to adopt climate measures matching those of the EU, the conditions for accessing the bloc’s single market are likely to become increasingly onerous.

This may support the rapid expansion of renewables in emerging markets, speed up global coal phase-outs and spur demand for gas as a cleaner fossil fuel in hard-to-abate...