(31 May 2016) – Following the Paris conference on climate change, the Jacques Delors Institute, in partnership with the Basse-Normandie chapter of the European Movement association, hosted on 18 December 2015 a civic panel discussion on the theme “Europe: facing climate change”. Thomas Pellerin-Carlin presents the main elements of the debate.
Climate change has already begun. It disrupts weather patterns, which has a negative impact on people’s lives.
A response to this threat requires coordinated action at all levels, from global to the most local. The European Union is a leader of this coordinated action.
The success of the Paris COP21, at which a historic agreement was adopted, proves that the international action of a united Europe can be effective.
The agreement alone is not enough, however. It is a prelude to the launch and expansion of initiatives that effectively fight climate change and promote a sustainable society from an envi-ronmental, economic and social standpoint.