Europe's Green Diplomacy Global Climate Governance Emerges as Test Case for EU

The Lisbon Treaty provides new tools for the Europe Union to combat climate change. But Brussels will have to figure out how to put its new foreign service to use in order to avoid another failure of global environmental leadership like the one seen Copenhagen. Leading by example is no longer enough.
Von Sascha Müller-Kraenner und Martin Kremer
Europe's new foreign service could provide an opportunity for more effectively addressing the challenges of climate change.

Europe's new foreign service could provide an opportunity for more effectively addressing the challenges of climate change.

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Martin Kremer is a senior fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Sascha Müller Kraenner is a the European representative at the environmental organization The Nature Conservancy.
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