Informal ministerial round table for ambitious follow-up to Durban on accelerated climate actions: press briefings
On 7 May 2012, following the first part of the informal ministerial round table for ambitious follow-up to Durban, Connie Hedegaard, Member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Hasan Mahmud, Bangladeshi Minister for Ministry for Environment and Forest, Tony A. deBrum, Marshallese Minister in Assistance to Christopher Jorebon Loeak, President of the Marshall Islands, and Fatou Ndeye Gaye, Gambian Minister for Forestry and Environment, held a press point on the outcome of the meeting, in Brussels.
Connie Hedegaard underlined that more ambition is needed on the road to Doha. All the countries need to put better targets on the table.
Ministers from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and a number of Latin American countries were invited to discuss the follow-up of 2011 Durban climate conference in Brussels on 7-8 May. They also focussed on the preparation of the UN climate change convention and the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development on 20-22 June 2012.