If one takes it that climate change is seen as a
common threat by the EU and Russia, one could even propose a joint "Climate and Environment
Security Council" at the level of relevant ministers/commissioners. The Council would
debate and decide on big-picture cooperation, like the first couple of proposals introduced above,
while also creating the framework for implementing other, more specific proposals. Of course, all of
the above cooperation possibilities can only materialise and bear fruit in an atmosphere of mutual
respect between the EU and Russia.