Canete (l) talking to French environment minister Royal in Paris, last December (Photo: European Commission)

Will spirit of 'Paris' return to EU climate debate?

At the climate conference in Paris last December, the European Union's lead negotiator, Miguel Arias Canete, appeared energised and fully in his element.

On the final day, hours before the world's countries adopted the Paris Agreement, those hanging around the EU's pavillion could feel an optimistic buzz about the decision about to be taken. But there was also a sense of duty, as expressed by Canete after the deal was approved.

“Today we celebrate. Tomorrow we have to act,” he sai...

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