COP 16 Presidency: extracts from the press briefing by Elvira QUESADA, Mexican Secretary for Environment
Première transmission: 15/03/2010
Brussels, Belgium - EC
Fin de production: 15/03/2010
In the framework of the Council conclusions on climate change, which was held on 15 March 2010 in Brussels, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, Mexican Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, was invited in Brussels to discuss the preparation for the 16th of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), that Mexico will host in Cancún, from 29 November to 10 December 2010, and to debate key elements of the international negotiations on the road to a new international climate agreement.
Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada gave a press briefing after the meeting.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, Mexican Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, to the press room
||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada: This meeting in the European Union is very important, because we want to know what is their opinion about the mitigation goals, about the reduction of emissions from deforestation and soil degradation, what is the European Community considering about the financing in the long term, and of course, the fast starting funds for the adaptation program for developing countries.
||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada: The developing countries have been telling me that they need to see the signals, the clear signals, in order to move towards Cancun with something in their hands, not to plan again something in Cancun. So, I don't want to be working only on the status of the legally binding treatment or not. We need to work with clear signals, with financial funds transferring with the fast starting funds, the things that I have mentioned. And then, when we have all the tings in place, we have the possibility to decide which kind of agreement it will be.
||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada: But I think that it is not really wise to be depending on the American Congress decision. We need to move, we need to work, we need to give clear signals to the developing world, in order to really have an important message and be, of course, realistic and ambitious on the rules.
||General view of the press room