Environment Council, 3002nd meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Elena Espinosa Mangana, Spanish Minister for Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs and President in office of the Council, and Janez Potočnik

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-064883   Duration: 10:03:07  Lieu:
End production: 15/03/2010   First transmission: 15/03/2010
On 15 March 2010, Elena Espinosa Mangana, Spanish Minister for Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs and President in office of the Council, and Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, took part in the 3002nd meeting of the Environment Council. This video shows extracts from the joint press conference.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Elena Espinosa Mangana, Spanish Minister for Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs, and Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment 00:00:06
10:00:11 SOUNDBITE (in SPANISH) by Elena Espinosa Mangana, saying that she would like to stress two points in particular, on one hand, the Council's conclusion in the area of biodiversity for the post 2010 period. The conclusions were adopted unanimously, and there will allow them to continue to work within the European Union, with a long term vision up to 2050. But they are also setting themselves some interim objectives for 2020. 00:00:42
10:00:53 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:00:58 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment: Today's conclusions which are setting clear targets and clear vision are the right step, into the right direction. This is the year where we want to establish also our base lines, our targets, where we want to develop a convincing strategy, how we can truly deliver not to fail again. And it is the year where in October 2010, we will have international negotiations in Nogoya. 00:00:29
10:01:27 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:01:33 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Janez Potočnik: I think it was obvious today that the blocking minority is still existing, and that, in a way, that probably, we will have to think and rethink what is the best to do. And as you said yourself, there are more opposition on the basis of the principles of subsidiary than anything else. There are mentioning of the fact that while water and air do move across the border, and that soil do not move across the border, I think that it is obvious to everybody that this is true but, on the other hand, that is very much connected either with, for example climate change or biodiversity, which are, today, recognized as the issues which should be dealt at the EU level. 00:00:53
10:02:26 Cutaway 00:00:07
10:02:33 SOUNDBITE (in SPANISH) by Elena Espinosa Mangana, saying that basically, this is what they will be dealing with this afternoon, the potential adopting of Council's conclusions dealing with climate change. And the idea will be that they will pass this conclusions to the European Council, that will take place in the next few days, and that will then deal with the issue of fast-start financing. 00:00:27
10:03:00 Cutaway 00:00:07
10:03:07 General view of the press room 00:00:06
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