08 Jun 2015
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Authors: Fabien Tondel et al.
Climate change is a priority area of the Africa EU relations. Despite a mixed record, the dialogue framed by the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) has illustrated how an interregional partnership could contribute to the multilateral climate regime through cooperation at a more practical level. Based on their respective and shared experiences, beyond the JAES, Africa and Europe could offer solutions and compromises that break some of the deadlocks in the UN negotiations. This could level the playing field for all actors and promote coherence, effectiveness and equity in global development and climate policies.