Informal ministerial round table for ambitious follow-up to Durban on accelerated climate actions: round table and extracts from the welcome, introduction and objectives of the meeting by Connie Hedegaard
Connie Hedegaard, Member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, and the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union have invited ministers from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and a number of Latin American countries to talks in Brussels on 7-8 May 2012. This Informal Roundtable will build on the important breakthrough achieved at the 2011 Durban climate conference and explore further cooperation.
The determined efforts by these countries, the European Union and South Africa played a key role in Durban's successful outcome. Continued cooperation with these countries will be essential to ensure future success in international fora such as the UN climate change convention and the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development on 20-22 June 2012. SHOTLIST