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Procedure : 2016/0184(NLE)
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Document selected : A8-0280/2016

Texts tabled :

A8-0280/2016

Debates :

Votes :

PV 04/10/2016 - 7.1
CRE 04/10/2016 - 7.1
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Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2016)0363

Texts adopted
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Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - Strasbourg Final edition
Conclusion on behalf of the EU of the Paris Agreement adopted under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ***
P8_TA(2016)0363A8-0280/2016

European Parliament legislative resolution of 4 October 2016 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (12256/2016 – C8-0401/2016 – 2016/0184(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (12256/2016),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 192(1) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8-0401/2016),

–  having regard to the Paris Agreement adopted at the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Paris, France in December 2015,

–  having regard to the Commission communication entitled The Road from Paris: assessing the implications of the Paris Agreement and accompanying the proposal for a Council decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COM(2016)0110),

–  having regard to the European Council conclusions of 23 and 24 October 2014,

–  having regard to the submission on 6 March 2015 by Latvia and the European Commission to the UNFCCC of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) of the EU and its Member States,

–  having regard to Rule 99(1), first and third subparagraphs, Rule 99(2), and Rule 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A8-0280/2016),

1.  Gives its consent to conclusion of the Paris Agreement;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States, and to the United Nations.

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