Environment Council, 3036th meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Joke Schauvliege, Flemish Minister for Environment, Nature and Culture and President in office of the Council, and Connie Hedegaard on climate change
The 3036th meeting of the Environment Council was held on 14 October 2010 in Luxembourg. The EU Ministers in charge of Environment gathered under the presidency of Joke Schauvliege, Flemish Minister for the Environment, Nature and Culture, in the presence of Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Environment.
The Council adopted conclusions on the EU position for the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held from 29 November to 10 December 2010 in Cancún, Mexico climate conference. The EU expected the meeting to adopt a balanced set of decisions that contributed to establishing an international regime to protect the climate after 2012. The Council reiterated its preference that this should take the form of a single legally binding instrument. At the same time, it confirmed its willingness to consider a second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, if this were part of a wider outcome including the perspective of a global framework engaging all major economies.
Joke Schauvliege and Connie Hedegaard gave a joint press conference after the meeting.