European Development Days: extracts from the opening session

Type: Report   Reference: I-055562   Duration: 10:57:50  Lieu:
End production: 07/11/2007   First transmission: 07/11/2007
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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10:54:17 Title 00:00:04
10:54:22 Exterior view of the "Feira Internacional de Lisboa" (3 shots) 00:00:14
10:54:36 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC; José Sócrates, Portuguese Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU; Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid; and Kofi Annan, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum 00:00:05
10:54:41 José Manuel Barroso sitting with Kofi Annan (3 shots) 00:00:11
10:54:52 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:54:56 General view of the conference room with José Manuel Barroso at the lecturn (3 shots) 00:00:27
10:55:23 General view of the conference room with Louis Michel at the lecturn 00:00:06
10:55:29 Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, (in FRENCH) saying that the duty of criticism must lead to a new political good-will and perhaps a little more sincere than in the past 00:00:12
10:55:41 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:55:46 José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that with this global coalition they are establishing, for instance with the small Island States or Africa, the global awarness is now becoming more important; so they are creating a momentum for progress in the United Nations Conference in Bali and then they will try to have a Post-Kyoto-Regime in 2012 at global level (2 shots) 00:00:30
10:56:16 Louis Michel with Kofi Annan (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:56:23 Kofi Annan (in ENGLISH) saying that there is a real impact of climate change on communities and individuals and we need to act now; it is an important message; they cannot afford to fail in Bali; we need to have a post-Kyoto regime and it begins now, not tomorrow 00:00:21
10:56:44 José Manuel Barroso talking with Kofi Annan (3 shots) 00:00:13
10:56:57 Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission, and East Timor and African Countries of Portuguese Official Language (3 shots) 00:00:14
10:57:11 Louis Michel (in FRENCH) saying that they try, in the discussions they have with the partner States, to convince them to direct part of the aid towards the projects which are tackling climatic change; they also try to mobilize all energies, from the largest to the smallest donor, in order to try to correct climate change, which is an announced catastrophe; things can change if the nations start, here and now, to act and if all the actors are mobilised 00:00:39
10:57:50 Cutaway: flags 00:00:08
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