European Development Days: coverage of the two first days

Type: Report   Reference: I-055581   Duration: 10:11:54  Lieu:
End production: 08/11/2007   First transmission: 08/11/2007
The second edition of the European Development Days took place from 7 to 9 November 2007 in Lisbon with the impact of climate change on developing countries top of the agenda. Around 1000 decision-makers and stakeholders on development issues were set to attend the 3-day event in the Portuguese capital. This year’s forum aims at focusing on climate change issues and how to respond to the needs of already vulnerable countries hardest hit by the impacts of climate change.

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10:08:40 Title 00:00:04
10:08:45 Animation at opening of the second day: Portuguese band playing drums (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:08:56 Stand of the DG Development: "Development Village" (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:09:10 Arrival of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, and Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, at the end of the first day (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:09:19 Special address by Kofi Annan, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum, (in ENGLISH) saying that we need to reinvigorate seriously our mutual efforts if we are to come close to the target we set ourselves by 2015; the key to Africa's progress is good governance and fair rules for global economy; but the promises that matter are the promises that are kept 00:00:29
10:09:48 Louis Michel in stands of the exposition "Development Village" talking to journalists (2 shots) 00:00:17
10:10:05 General view of the plenary session of the second day (6 shots) 00:00:38
10:10:43 Vaia Tuuhia, Representative of the French Polynesian Delegation, (in FRENCH) reminding the existance of those European overseas territories who also suffer from climate change effects 00:00:25
10:11:08 Kemal Dervis, UNDP Administrator, (in ENGLISH) answering the question whether climate change will prevent the developing countries from achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG); saying that there is a possibility that things will not go as quickly; climate change is making it more difficult in many parts of the world which already have difficulties; but if we don't fight climate change and if we don't help these countries adapt, than even some who may be achieving the MDG by 2015 may fall back in 2020-2025; so we are dealing with a danger that we'll go beyond 2015 and there is a real danger for some of the most vulnerable countries (3 shots) 00:00:46
10:11:54 Stand on the promotion of the use of bicycles and Louis Michel cycling around (2 shots) 00:00:20
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