UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro: statement by Janez Potočnik (17/06/2012)

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-073737   Duration: 10:02:35  Lieu:
End production: 17/06/2012   First transmission: 18/06/2012
On 17 June 2012, Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, participated at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The objective of the Conference was to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges The Conference focused on two themes: A green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro 00:00:04
10:00:09 Exterior views of the Riocentro Convention Centre (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:00:19 Rio+20 sign 00:00:04
10:00:24 General views of the EU Pavilion (5 shots) 00:00:25
10:00:49 Arrival of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:01:02 General view of the conference room 00:00:04
10:01:06 Janez Potočnik at the press conference 00:00:04
10:01:11 Soundbite by Janez Potočnik (in ENGLISH): I am absolutely happy with the talks and meetings. First of all, we have had a coordination between European Ministers then with Minister Ida Auken we also met Antonio Patriota, Brazilian minister; this meeting was of course very important. We have received today the Brazilian proposal, the new document. We think that we should try to make it more concrete, we should try to make it more ambitious and that is what we are working currently with our Brazilian friends. 00:00:30
10:01:42 Janez Potočnik at the press conference 00:00:05
10:01:47 Soundbite by Janez Potočnik (in ENGLISH): The position of the EU is from the very beginning that we need to come from Rio with something that is credible enough, with something which is irreversible; so that we really all together step behind our commitment, that we will change our production and consumption patterns, that we will be step behind the green economy which is basically in the title of our conference in the context of course of poverty eradication which should be in the centre of our attention; but our commitment is simply that the things which should come from the conference in Rio are so concrete that we give a clear message that we are ready to change our path for the future. 00:00:42
10:02:30 Janez Potočnik at the press conference 00:00:04
10:02:35 Soundbite by Janez Potočnik (in ENGLISH): I am always optimistic until the very last moment, I think that we have pretty clear vision of what we would like to achieve and we will do our best that this will be the result. 00:00:13
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