UN Climate Talks

The nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is being held from 11 to 22 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. In October the Council of the European Union adopted its position for the conference, noting with concern the latest findings of the IPCC. It reiterated the need for emissions to peak by 2020 and be reduced by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, and continue to decline thereafter.