COP17/CMP7 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011: extracts from the press conference by Connie Hedegaard

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-071851   Duration: 10:02:18  Lieu:
End production: 09/12/2011   First transmission: 09/12/2011
Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, took part in the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol, that were held from 28 November to 9 December 2011 in Durban, South Africa. At a press conference on 9 November, Connie Hedegaard said that the EU's roadmap was in the core of the intense negotiations and that international support for this roadmap was growing all the time.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 South African flag 00:00:07
10:00:12 General view of the conference room 00:00:06
10:00:19 SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, (in ENGLISH) saying that agreement is within reach on a lot of very important implementing things but also on a second commitment period as a roadmap to the future, a roadmap for negotiating the future regime, a framework that would be global and legally binding; the EU's roadmap is in the core of the intense negotiations; it is very encouraging to see that they have come so far at this point; she is proud that the EU has been the driver of this progress; support to the roadmap is growing all the time; the least developed countries, the African group have expressed very strong support. 00:01:03
10:01:22 General view of the conference room 00:00:06
10:01:29 SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that although there are these encouraging signs, they are definitively not there yet, and time in Durban is now really short; the success or failure of Durban hangs on the small number of countries who have not yet committed to the roadmap and to the meaningful contents that it of course must have; they need to get them on board, they don't have too much time left, the world is waiting for them. 00:00:38
10:02:08 General view of the conference room 00:00:10
10:02:18 SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that despite all our financial challenges in Europe we are the ones pushing for most ambitions in Durban; that is of course, not only because we think it is important for climate, but because we think we need this in order to make the transformation of our economies in the world so that they will develop in a greener and more sustainable way. 00:00:22
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