Extracts from the press conference by Connie Hedegaard on the new developments in the EU's Emissions Trading System following the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-075233   Duration: 10:02:20  Lieu:
End production: 12/11/2012   First transmission: 12/11/2012
Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, held a press conference on 12 November 2012 in Brussels on the new developments in the EU's Emissions Trading System following the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, to the podium of the press room 00:00:06
10:00:11 SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard in ENGLISH) saying that the EU has been very clear: nobody wants an international framework (tackling CO2 emissions) on aviation more than we do; our EU legislation is not standing in the way of this and it never did; on the contrary, our regulatory scheme was adopted after having waited many years for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to make progress; now it seems that because of some countries' dislike of our scheme many of these countries are prepared to move in ICAO, and even to move towards a Market Based Mechanism (MBM) at global level. 00:00:41
10:00:53 Cutaway of journalists 00:00:02
10:00:55 SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard in ENGLISH) saying that it was agreed that a high level policy group will be set up very soon with the aim of paving the way to the next general assembly in ICAO; options for a regulatory MBM will have to be reduced from three to one; and there is an explicit reference to the global MBM that the world now needs to agree on; in short, finally we have a chance to get an international regulation on emissions from aviation; this is indeed progress. 00:00:46
10:01:42 Cutaway of journalists 00:00:02
10:01:45 SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard in ENGLISH) saying that this is a chance; we create this space for positive negotiations but it has to be used; we are creating this window of opportunity, this great chance; saying that she can only recommend to all Parties to use it, to engage urgently in taking this issue forward; now the time for talking and positioning is over; it is time to pave the way for strong decisions to be taken at the next ICAO General Assembly. 00:00:35
10:02:20 Connie Hedegaard leaving the press conference room 00:00:09
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