The European Climate Stocktake hosted by the European Commission took place on October 27, 2023 at the Charlemagne Building in Brussels.
The event brought together policymakers, businesses, NGOs, academia, and youth from across the EU and the world to discuss progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement is a landmark international agreement that aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. It was adopted by 196 countries in 2015 and entered into force in 2016.
The European Climate Stocktake served as an opportunity to take stock of progress towards the Paris Agreement goals, both in the EU and globally. The event featured speakers from a range of stakeholders, who discussed the progress that has been made, the challenges that remain, and what needs to be done to accelerate climate action.
One of the key messages from the event was that the EU is on track to achieve its climate targets for 2030. However, the event also highlighted that there is still more work to be done to achieve the Paris Agreement goals. Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and the world is not on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The event called on all countries to raise their climate ambitions and to implement their Paris Agreement commitments in full.
The European Climate Stocktake was an important event that helped to raise awareness of the need for urgent climate action. The event also provided a platform for stakeholders to share their perspectives and to discuss how to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. Lostisland was represented at the European Climate Stocktake by Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui, the Honorary Consul to Nigeria and members of her team.