About: Laurence Tubiana

Climate change 09-10-2019

Paris Agreement architect: ‘Carbon neutrality is the target to go for’

In an interview with EURACTIV, Paris Agreement key architect Laurence Tubiana gives her take away of the UN Climate Action Summit and the role of the European Union ahead of the next European Council meeting 17-18 October.
Climate change 03-04-2017

Paris Agreement architect: Spain needs to contribute to decarbonisation strategies

Director of the European Climate Foundation Laurence Tubiana insists there needs to be a joint debate about which carbon emissions scenario Europe wants to be in by the mid-century. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Climate change 21-11-2016

2050 climate targets conceal a downturn in effort

22 countries and a number of private companies promised at COP22 to present climate plans for 2050. But in the short term, most are reluctant to increase their current objectives. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 08-11-2016

Hakima El Haite: ‘We will have to start drawing up action plans’ at COP22

A successful COP22 will address the issues of the oceans, the role of women in climate action and the deployment of private and public finance to help the vulnerable, Hakima El Haite said in an interview with EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune.

The EU’s ‘prisoner’s dilemma’ on climate action

Until the EU can agree on how to share its responsibility for climate action, it will not be able to sign the Paris deal. A high ambition coalition could accelerate this process. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 07-04-2016

Ségolène Royal backs Laurence Tubiana for top UN climate job

In a public U-turn, the French environment minister has backed Laurence Tubiana to be the next executive secretary of the UN’s climate change organisation. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Climate change 14-12-2015

COP21 hailed as shining example of French diplomacy

Establishing a consensus on climate change between 195 countries was an enormous challenge. France’s diplomats have been universally congratulated for their considerable achievements at the COP21. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 08-09-2015

Climate negotiations gain momentum ahead of COP 21

After five days of negotiations in Bonn, the United Nations now has a mandate to draft a text for the Paris climate agreement, but deep divides persist. Journal de l'Environnement reports
Climate change 31-08-2015

COP 21 agreement set to miss CO2 reduction target by 10 gigatons

Current national plans for CO2 emissions reduction will fall ten gigatons short of the cut required, if the UN is to meet its target of limiting the global temperature rise to +2°C. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 15-06-2015

EU demands more urgency in climate negotiations

European negotiators were frustrated by the slow progress made at the climate negotiations in Bonn. The UN insists that establishing a climate of confidence is vital for the success of the COP 21. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 05-06-2015

Aid cuts undermine French COP 21 position

Cuts to the French development aid budget are jeopardising its COP 21 commitments. For Jean-Claude Juncker, cutbacks from member states are "unacceptable". EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 28-01-2015

Laurence Tubiana: ‘EU-China climate agreement is conceivable’

Climate change specialist Laurence Tubiana is the negotiator representing France at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. She took the time to share her views on of the discussions between the world's biggest CO2 emitters with EURACTIV France.