Environment Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Jean-Louis Borloo and Stavros Dimas

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-059242   Duration: 10:03:14  Lieu:
End production: 20/10/2008   First transmission: 20/10/2008
In the context of international negotiations on climate change, the Ministers for the Environment were expected to decide on the EU's position at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan in December 2008. The Ministers also drew up a progress report on the energy-climate legislative package.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:00:14 Jean-Louis Borloo, French Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning (Regional Development) and President in office of the Council, (in FRENCH) saying that they want to stand by the commitments of March 2007 and March 2008 of 20% of reduction and 30% in the event of an ambitious international agreement being reached; everybody focused on the willingness to reach an agreement by the end of 2008. 00:00:21
10:00:35 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:00:41 Jean-Louis Borloo (in FRENCH) saying that there is a reconfirmation of the 2030 objective and of the burden shared between ETS and non ETS sources; secondly, there was the willingness to bring clear responses to the risk of carbon leakage if the international agreement does not bring any guarantees on this; thirdly, there was a willingness to try and clarify the Presidency's mandate for Poznan. 00:00:33
10:01:14 Cutaway 00:00:07
10:01:21 Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, (in ENGLISH) saying that the EC's package is equitable, balanced, fair; some concerns remain about specific points of the package; according to what the European Council told them, they should look carefully how they can take these points into account; for example, certain countries, where the prices of electricity are regulated, asked about auctioning in the power sector. 00:00:49
10:02:10 Cutaway 00:00:07
10:02:17 Stavros Dimas (in ENGLISH) saying that Italy wants the postponement of the agreement on the package; all countries and all the leaders have redeclared their determination and they have mandated the EC to have an agreement by the end of 2008. 00:00:27
10:02:44 Cutaway 00:00:03
10:02:47 Stavros Dimas (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU is going to achieve Kyoto; we are going to overshoot Kyoto; according to the data provided by the European Environment Agency, we are on the way to achieving the Kyoto target and even, we are going to overshoot by a small percentage. 00:00:27
10:03:14 Cutaway 00:00:06
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