EP delegation participates in the United Nations' climate change conference (COP18) in Doha, Qatar:

Type: News   Reference: 89777   Duration: 00:04:45  Lieu: Doha, Qatar
End production: 05/12/2012   First transmission: 05/12/2012
The UN climate summit in Doha (COP 18) should spur the EU and other countries around the world to step up their action to limit global warming, say Environment Committee MEPs in a resolution adopted today. A majority called for the EU to aim for a 30% reduction in emissions by 2020. "The environment committee has sent a clear signal that the Doha summit must continue the momentum gained from Durban. The EU and our global partners must keep their promises, but also increase their level of ambition if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees. It's time to move", said Environment Committee Chair Matthias Groote (S&D, DE), who will lead a European Parliament delegation to the summit.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior views Doha, Towers 00:00:05
00:00:10 QNCC – Qatar National Convention Center: views inside the Center 00:00:05
00:00:15 Exhibition area (11 shots) 00:00:31
00:00:46 Countries pavilions : China 00:00:06
00:00:52 Russia 00:00:06
00:00:58 Japan (2 shots) 00:00:05
00:01:03 US (3 shots) 00:00:07
00:01:10 EP meeting with Dirk Forrister, President and CEO of International Emissions Trading (5 shots) 00:00:15
00:01:25 Extracts from the EP Side event : The road 2°C : best practice to limit warming”. General view of the meeting room 00:00:05
00:01:30 SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias GROOTE (S&D, DE) Chairman EP Delegation “For us in the EP, we adopted during the last Strasbourg session, a resolution for this conference, the reconversion in the energy sector and industrial sector, through the application of innovation. II is really a chance, also you know, in Europe we are now in a crises, and we think its really a good way to shift, to transfer industry, from the traditional industry to an innovative industry, greening and sustainable”. 00:00:38
00:02:08 SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias GROOTE (S&D, DE) Chairman EP Delegation “ In our resolution we adopted concerns also transportation especially aviation , everyone knows that we want to stop the clock, on aviation and ETS because, there are signals, internationally, that there is an opportunity to reach a global agreement. I believe that if is possible to reach a global agreement on aviation, than the Doha conference is on the right side. To reach also the market mechanism instruments for the whole world for industries is a big step. We also want to include the maritime sector because the maritime sector is a growing one and its an international sector, so the solution must be international solutions. 00:00:52
00:03:00 SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias GROOTE (S&D, DE) Chairman EP Delegation At the end of the day we know that Europe is responsible for 012% of the global emissions, so we have to promote the way we see the reductions instruments we adopted and we are open for compromises with other countries and parties and regions in the world. 00:00:19
00:03:19 SOUNBITE (English) Achim STEINER Executive Director UN Environment Programme: “17 % of the abatement potential is realisable with the technologies we have today this is not a matter of having to invent them or to patent them; there are technologies available to us today”. 00:00:15
00:03:34 SOUNBITE (English) Achim STEINER Executive Director UN Environment Programme: “Our key message has to be that nonobstanding the fact that we are yes still hading on a trajectory that is pointing in a wrong direction there is no absolute reason, nor technological or practical to argue that that curve can not be broken and that towards 2020 we will and would be able to get back on this trajectory of the 2°C kind of scenario. 00:00:24
00:03:58 SOUNBITE (English) Achim STEINER Executive Director UN Environment We are increasingly looking to the implications if we will not be able to meet that target This is no just a matter of higher cost, it is actually a capacity and feasibility to act, and the reverse transit is the cumulative impact of having to work on a higher level of emissions , with a faster side of events associated with it , beginning to make that closure of the gap not as simple as some people think . 00:00:28
00:04:26 Cutaways (5 shots) 00:00:19
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