Europe and Africa have a long history of cooperation on climate action. But if the EU and Africa wish to defend a common position at next year's COP21 in Paris, ECPDM's Hanne Knaepen explains both sides should be on the same page in five key areas of the negotiations for a global climate deal in 2015.

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  • Hanne Knaepen

    Hanne Knaepen is an ECDPM policy officer, focusing on climate change issues within the program on regional and local markets for agriculture development and food security. She received her doctorate in Global Environmental Studies from Kyoto University, Japan, where she resided for a period of four years.