BusinessEurope "Between economic and climate crisis - Can Copenhagen show a way out?" Conference: extracts from the closing speech by José Manuel Barroso on "Tackling Climate Change in the New Political Cycle"
On 28 October 2009, BUSINESSEUROPE organised a conference to discuss best ways to reconcile climate protection and economic growth, ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen in December.
Around 400 participants taked part in the debates with topics ranging from climate and energy policies around the world to visions for a low-carbon future.
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, gave the closing speech under the title "Tackling Climate Change in the New Political Cycle". He said that one reason to reach an agreement in Copenhagen is to give companies predictability and certainty to include the climate policies into their future investment plans.