From 30 November to 10 December 2015, Lluis Vilardell, EQO’s Executive Director and Lluís Torrent, EQO’s Technical Director, will attend to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCC that will be held in Paris, France.

The climate change conference will bring together government officials from 195 countries, non-profit organizations, UN agencies and the business community.

The COP 21 is considered to be the crucial event to reach a new, long-term and legally binding deal to reduce global carbon emissions whose expected outcome is a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all, to keep global warming below 2°C.

EQO members are in Paris following in situ the climate change negotiations sessions and participating in the Spanish Delegation. EQO are also attending technical side events to get the latest information on topics such as REDD+, National Climate Mitigation strategies and NAMAs definition, MRV system, INDCs, National Climate Adaptation Strategies, CDM projects, Transition to low carbon economies or Strategies and actions towards a more resilient environment, among others.

“It is a historic opportunity for us to be present at the COP 21 in Paris”, states Lluís Vilardell, “We are at which is expected to be the turning point of the climate change negotiations”. The COP 21 may bring the deal that many organisations are expecting which is supposed to trigger in an increase of climate funding and the proliferation of projects in the field of climate mitigation and adaptation.

EQO members who also attended the last edition of the COP 20 in Lima, will seize this opportunity to meet organisations, government representatives and International Organisation officials involved in the climate field from all over the world.