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EU Environment Council

Volume 599: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2015

I will attend the EU Environment Council in Brussels on 18 September.

Following the adoption of the agenda the list of “A” items will be approved.

The one non-legislative item on the agenda is adoption of the Council conclusions concerning preparations for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the meeting of the parties to the Kyoto protocol (CMP 11) that will take place in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

Ministers will also discuss further aspects of the international climate change negotiations in relation to COP 21 as well as the recent informal ministerial consultations that took place in Paris on September 6 to 7 2015

The following any other business item will be discussed:

The “Declaration of Luxembourg on Cycling as a Transport Mode”.