Première transmission: 12/03/2010
Brussels, Belgium - EC
Fin de production: 12/03/2010
On 15 March 2010, Elena Espinosa Mangana, Spanish Minister for Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs, chaired the 3002nd meeting of the Environment Council, in Brussels.The EU Ministers for Environment adopted conclusions on the follow-up to the Copenhagen climate conference. They also discussed the proposed regulation setting CO2 emissions standards for light commercial vehicles, which is of critical importance in the context of reducing greenhouse gases from sectors not covered by the European Union emissions trading scheme. The Council also adopted conclusions on biodiversity that will set a new headline target for the protection of species within the European Union until 2020 and defined its vision for protecting biodiversity until 2050.
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||Arrival of Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Spanish Secretary of State for Climate Change at the Ministry for Environment, Rural and Maritime Environment, and Elena Espinosa Mangana, Spanish Minister for Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs and President in office of the Council
||Arrival of Gediminas Kazlauskas, Lithuanian Minister for Environment
||Arrival of Humberto Rosa, Portuguese Secretary of State for Environment at the Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning
||Arrival of Geraldine Byrne-Nason, Irish Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU
||Cutaway of press
||Arrival of Paul Magnette, Belgian Minister for Climate and Energy
||Soundbite by Elena Espinosa Mangana (in SPANISH) saying that she believes that they just have to think the opposite way; they have to think that financial problems are a reality at international level but they can not forget that this crisis, they are suffering from, is not only a monetary crisis but a crisis of an economic model which needs to be changed; they need to speak about sustainability and they can not do the same economic mistakes they had last years, so let's put apart the economic situation and the negotiations for the future about climate change.
||Arrival of Andreas Carlgren, Swedish Minister for Environment
||Arrival of Nikolaus Berlakovich, Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
||Arrival of Jean-Louis Borloo, French Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Seas
||Arrival of Hilary Benn, British Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs