COP16, Cancún (05/12/2010): statements by Connie Hedegaard on "Green Solutions"
End production: 06/12/2010 First transmission: 06/12/2010
The "Green Solutions @ COP16 – Shaping clean policy for a low carbon economy" Conference sought to create a setting which would permit the exchange of ideas and showcasing of leading private sector efforts in climate change mitigation, particularly in the fields of trade, investment and technological development.
The event took place from 5 to 8 December 2010 in the framework of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.
Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, took part in the conference on 5 December.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, walking to the conference venue (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH): we can make as much progress as possible before all the Ministers are here; from the European perspective it is very very important to acknowledge that the negotiators are very important in this process, the experts, who really know everything, but in the end it is also about the political will to make compromises; so that is why it is very important to take care that now we have some very clear text with clear political choices.
||Connie Hedegaard walking to the conference room
||Green Solutions conference site
||Zero Emission car
||Connie Hedegaard arriving at the conference (3 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH): when you put up targets, long term targets, then you also send very strong signals to investors and you give them one of the things that they ask for the most: predictability; that is why we not only have set up target for 2020 in Europe, but the Commission is also preparing what we call a low carbon strategy for 2050, a low carbon road map for 2050 that will be presented in the spring, together with an energy road map for 2050 and a white paper on transport, three major issues that will be presented very much in parallel.
||General views of the conference (6 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH): it would be very worthwhile to try to consider: can't we a bit faster apply standards globally instead of each region making their own standards; seen from a business perspective, that would definitely also make sense.
||Cutaway of cameras
||Connie Hedegaard talking at the end of the conference (2 shots)
||Connie Hedegaard leaving the conference