Environment Council: extracts from the arrivals and roundtable

Type: News   Reference: 78372   Duration: 00:03:44  Lieu: Luxembourg (town), Luxembourg - Council
End production: 21/06/2011   First transmission: 21/06/2011
The Environment Council which is chaired by Sándor Fazekas, Minister for rural development of Hungary, and Tamás Fellegi, Minister for national development of Hungary, in charge of climate change, is taking place in Luxembourg. In public, the Council will examine progress with the revision of the directive controlling majoraccident hazards involving dangerous substances. Ministers will then adopt conclusions and exchange views on the protection of water resources, also in public deliberation. Afterwards, the Council will adopt conclusions on an EU biodiversity strategy until 2020. At lunch, ministers will discuss climate change issues. In the afternoon, the Council will adopt conclusions on the roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050. Finally, it will hear a progress report on proposals to allow member states to restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms in their territory.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Sándor Fazekas, Hungarian Minister in charge of Rural Development and President in office 00:00:10
00:00:15 Gediminas Kazlauskas, Lithuanian Minister for Environment 00:00:07
00:00:22 Andrzej Kraszewski, Polish Minister for Environment Protection 00:00:07
00:00:29 Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action 00:00:09
00:00:38 SOUNDBITE (in German) Norbert Röttgen, German Minister for Environment, saying that: Energy efficiency is the key element for energy policy. Energy efficiency is a really important initiative in Germany. In order to get more efficiency we need to strengthen technology, that is the German point of view. We will discuss with the Energy Commissioner and try to work together on a common initiative. 00:00:35
00:01:13 Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development 00:00:06
00:01:19 SOUNDBITE (in English) Andreas Carlgren, Swedish Minister for Environment, saying that: But we think if we would go in any direction it is still asking for more. And I am certain that also other Member States discussing will be asking for more, not highest numbers necessarily but also indicating that we should go in a direction that could be more ambitious in the future. It is important that EU can keep ambitions on climate change and show that we are in the lead. 00:00:35
00:01:54 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:05
00:01:59 Mario De Marco, Maltese Secretary of State for Environment, Tourism and Culture 00:00:11
00:02:10 Nikolaus Berlakovich, Austrian Federal Minister for Environment 00:00:07
00:02:17 Nikolaus Berlakovich and Roko Zarnic, Slovenian Minister for Environment (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:02:29 Andreas Carlgren 00:00:06
00:02:35 Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet 00:00:07
00:02:42 General view of the meeting 00:00:06
00:02:48 Teresa Ribera, Spanish Secretary of States for Environment 00:00:06
00:02:54 Phil Hogan T.D, Irish Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government 00:00:06
00:03:00 Norbert Röttgen and Nikolaus Berlakovich 00:00:06
00:03:06 Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment 00:00:11
00:03:17 Sándor Fazekas 00:00:05
00:03:22 Norbert Röttgen and Teresa Ribera 00:00:07
00:03:29 Janez Potocnik 00:00:06
00:03:35 General view of the meeting 00:00:09
00:03:44 End 00:00:00
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