Miguel Arias Cañete is the European Union Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. Before his appointment as EU Commissioner, Mr Arias Cañete has been a Member of the European Parliament and Spain’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Environment.
This paper is a contribution to the EU-LAC Foundation Newsletter, December 2014 edition dedicated to theme of Climate Change.
As Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, I was involved in enough negotiations to learn that if you want to pass a deal that's good for the planet; you need to build a broad coalition of supporters. As we enter the final stretch of global climate negotiations, cooperation between the EU and Latin American and Caribbean States will be crucial if we are going to secure an ambitious, binding, global deal in Paris in 2015. So what should be the focus of EU-CELAC cooperation in the next year? (read paper)