Progress on external action has been far too slow
Although the European Green Deal emphasises the role of the EU in a global context, the implementation of actions to align external action with the 1.5°C temperature limit do not always support this narrative. Some areas, such as mobilising international climate finance and enhancing coordination in climate diplomacy, show promising but insufficient progress. Efforts to align international public funds and trade agreements with the Paris Agreement goals are moving in the right direction, but at an inadequate pace. Trends in imported emissions and climate-related allocation of official development assistance are moving in the wrong direction.