Informal Ministerial Roundtable for Ambitious Follow-up to Durban - Accelerated Climate Actions: roundtable and extracts from the welcome, introduction and objectves of the meeting by Connie HEDEGAARD, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action

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Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action and the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union have invited ministers from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and a number of Latin American countries to talks in Brussels on 7-8 May. This Informal Roundtable will build on the important breakthrough achieved at the 2011 Durban climate conference and explore further cooperation. The determined efforts by these countries, the European Union and South Africa played a key role in Durban's successful outcome. Continued cooperation with these countries will be essential to ensure future success in international fora such as the UN climate change convention and the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development on 20-22 June. The visiting ministers will also meet with the EU Commissioner for Environment, Janez Potočnik, and the Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, to identify potential common priorities and goals for the Rio+20 summit.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 General view of conference room 00:00:05
00:00:10 Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action 00:00:06
00:00:16 Serge Lepeltier, French Climate Change Ambassador, Ministry of Ecology 00:00:03
00:00:19 Connie Hedegaard shaking hands with Humberto Brito, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Energy of Cape Verde 00:00:06
00:00:25 Connie Hedegaard and Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment 00:00:05
00:00:30 Tony de Brum, Minister in assistance with the President of Marshall Islands 00:00:06
00:00:36 General view of the meeting 00:00:06
00:00:42 Bård Vegar Solhjell, Minister of the Environment of Norway 00:00:04
00:00:46 General view of the meeting 00:00:05
00:00:51 Bård Vegar Solhjell and Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Buildings 00:00:05
00:00:56 Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar and COP 18 President 00:00:06
00:01:02 Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) 00:00:04
00:01:06 SOUNDBITE (in English) Connie Hedegaard: As a result of every successful negotiation, the Doha outcomes needs to be balanced. And of course, we know that Doha won't be able to deliver on all expectations. But we must continue to make good and the core commitment we met in Cancun and Durban and ways that delivers on what we agreed on Durban and paves the way for the 2015 agreement. 00:00:30
00:01:36 Bård Vegar Solhjell 00:00:02
00:01:38 SOUNDBITE (in English) Connie Hedegaard : I would say that we are faced with some significant challenges that I hope we can discuss these days. I would just outline a few of those I consider the key challenges. First, we must close the LCA negotiating track in Doha, work on outstanding issues must be continued in subsidiary bodies or where it relates to major political issues relevant for the design of new agreement find its place in the context of the workplace of the working party for the Durban platform. Second thing, the EU of course stands by its commitments to finalize the second commitment period with a quall row in Doha. 00:00:47
00:02:25 Cutaway of the audience (2 shots) 00:00:06
00:02:31 SOUNDBITE (in English) Connie Hedegaard: As the fourth point, we must together identify the key elements of the legally biding agreement. We have years of experience of work under the convention and its Kyoto protocol to build upon. And in our work we have to accept that the kind of work we will find ourselves in 2020 is different from the framework of the Kyoto. 00:00:26
00:02:57 General view of the meeting 00:00:04
00:03:01 End 00:00:00
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