BusinessEurope as an observer participated in the tenth meeting of the Ad-hoc Group of the Durban Platform (ADP 2.10) held in Bonn, Germany from 31 August to 4 September. The goal of this session was to prepare a negotiation text enabling ministers to reach a new agreement to tackle climate change at the end of the year. Although some progress was achieved with structured discussions around the issues vital to enable ministers to reach an agreement in Paris, there are now only five negotiating days left before COP21 starts. Therefore, BusinessEurope reiterates the urgency to accelerate the pace of negotiations and start clearly sketching the main elements of the future Paris agreement. In June BusinessEurope presented 10 recommendations for a successful international agreement.
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