Environment Council: extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps

Type: News   Reference: 89083   Duration: 00:05:16  Lieu: Luxembourg (town), Luxembourg - Council
End production: 25/10/2012   First transmission: 25/10/2012
On 25 October the Environment Council was chaired by the Cyprus minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Sofoclis Aletraris. The Council had an orientation debate on the proposal for a regulation on ship recycling. The Council was also supossed to adopt conclusions on : - the preparation for the18th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UFCCC) and the 8th session of the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which will take place in Doha (Qatar), from 26 ovember to 7 December 2012. - the follow-up to the Rio+20 United ations Conference on Sustainable Development, which was held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.

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00:00:05 Arrival of Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment 00:00:07
00:00:12 Arrival and SOUNDBITE (in English) by Sofoclis Aletraris: I really please that I chair the first environment council during the Cyprus Presidency. On the morning we have a debated on ship recycling, later on we will have a discussion to adopt conclusions on the outcome of Rio+20 convention for Sustainable Development and in the afternoon again we will have discussion and hope to get conclusions for the preparation for the convention of Doha. 00:01:00
00:01:12 Arrival of Gediminas Kazlauskas, Lithuanian Minister for Environment 00:00:11
00:01:23 Arrival of Marcin Korolec, Polish Minister for the Environment 00:00:07
00:01:30 Arrival of Mario De Marco, Maltese Minister for Environment, Tourism and Culture 00:00:07
00:01:37 Arrival of Assunçao Cristas, Portuguese Minister of Agriculture, Marine and Environment 00:00:18
00:01:55 Arrival of Miguel Arias Cañete and SOUNDBITE (in Spanish): Today we will discuss two issues, recycling of ships is very important for Spain because it is an opportunity for Spanish shipyards and facilities are set to the registration of facilities that may operate to review these activities are done today without regulation from the point sustainability of view and from job security. It Is important for Spain to participate in recycling of ships within the European Union. The second important issue is the preparation of the Doha summit; negotiate a resolution that sets clear negotiating mandate. We assume Kyoto 1. Spain is going to be able to meet objectives but now we have to define the second step. We support the European Union in reducing 20% of 1990 emissions. 00:01:45
00:03:40 Arrival and SOUNDBITE (in English) by Lena Ek, Swedish Minister for the Environment: It is a very important dossier it is time we go for it. Actually for African countries is a very important issue. We expect no difficulties with this today. We have also discussions on the European position in the global climate negotiations. I think is very important that we will be close to get the second period of the Kyoto protocol up and running practically. And also we have those countries that haven't make pledges to really make pledges on have they want to get lower emissions. Of course to get the work plan, the future of the future for the climate negotiations. From the Swedish point of view I have raise the matter of chemicals and textiles we had very worrying report about substances related to the cancer on clothes. This is really a priority to us. We would like to launch a European discussion on this matter. We are going to send a letter to the EC. 00:01:36
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