Bali conference on climate change, with the participation of the EC and the EP

Type: Report   Reference: I-055958   Duration: 11:06:00  Lieu:
End production: 12/12/2007   First transmission: 12/12/2007
Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of the Environment, attended the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The ceremony, chaired by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, marked the official start of negotiations as world environmental and economic leaders try to agree on a pact that would replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. In a statement made before an assembly of delegates from nearly 190 nations, Stavros Dimas told delegates that the message from climate change experts was clear and swift action was needed, warning that the situation would not improve unless strong measures were taken.

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11:02:11 Title 00:00:04
11:02:16 Panel of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and armed police (3 shots) 00:00:21
11:02:37 Exterior view of the summit venue 00:00:05
11:02:42 Globe and thermometer symbolizing climate change 00:00:07
11:02:49 Exterior view of the hall for the opening ceremony 00:00:05
11:02:54 Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of the Environment, talking to delegates 00:00:05
11:02:59 General view of the opening ceremony 00:00:05
11:03:04 Stavros Dimas reading a document (2 shots) 00:00:10
11:03:14 General view of the speakers at the opening ceremony 00:00:05
11:03:19 Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations 00:00:05
11:03:24 Delegates and Stavros Dimas applauding 00:00:05
11:03:29 Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-President of the EP 00:00:05
11:03:34 General view of the conference room 00:00:08
11:03:42 Stavros Dimas (in ENGLISH) saying that they have been given a clear message by the IPCC 4th Assessment Report; they need to act fast; if they ignore this science, it is at their peril; climate change is already making itself felt and it will become more severe; no country will be spared; the citizens are looking to them to take the bold action needed to prevent climate change from reaching dangerous levels 00:00:33
11:04:15 Cutaway 00:00:05
11:04:20 Stavros Dimas (in ENGLISH) saying that the breakthrough must come in Bali; they must agree to launch negotiations on a global and comprehensive climate change agreement for the post 2012 era; they must set a deadline for completing the negotiations by the end of 2009 so it can be brought into force before the end of 2012; and they must define a Bali roadmap that sets out the key building blocks of the future agreement; the European Community is adamant that the ambition must be to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial temperature 00:00:45
11:05:05 Cutaway 00:00:05
11:05:10 General view of the press conference 00:00:05
11:05:15 Artur Runge-Metzger, Head of the Unit "Climate strategy, international negotiation and monitoring of EU action" of the DG Environment of the EC, (in ENGLISH) saying that it is very clear that restructuring the energy systems around the world is an urgent task and it will require an awful lot of work; that is the reason why the EU is pushing to try to come to a conclusion of the negotiations in the next two years; everybody knows the figures from the IEA, how much investment will be going into the energy sector, and if they don't get that investment into low carbon energy then it means they will not peak in 2020 00:00:35
11:05:50 Cutaway 00:00:05
11:05:55 General view of the end of the press conference 00:00:05
11:06:00 Exterior view of the summit venue 00:00:05
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