EP delegation participates in the United Nations' climate change conference (COP18) in Doha, Qatar:
- Final statement by
EPRef89805 // European Parliament , Doha, Qatar
Première transmission: 08/12/2012
Fin de production: 08/12/2012
Climate talks in make modest progress towards getting a new globally binding climate deal signed by 2015, as preliminary negotiations in Germany.
An agenda for work on a new global deal was supposed to have been set in the first half of this year but stalemate over the chair and procedure has thwarted progress.
Issues that needed more work were to identify sources of long-term finance to help developing countries adapt to climate change, establishing the length of a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol and countries' emissions cut ambitions under that, as well as longer-term targets under a new global deal.
Most countries hoped the length of Kyoto's second phase to be resolved because the current phase expires on December 31.
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||General view of the meeting room
||10 SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias GROOTE (S&D, DE) Chairman EP Delegation: “Yes we are running out of time, climate change will not wait for the slowest parties here to COP conference and so it’s really unsatisfied what happened here, that we spent two weeks and with this outcome. We expected more. It was clear that there was not a great climate conference before, but there’s really nothing we have in our hand. And I must say also with the European Union place here really, we were not in a good shape because during the conference we had negotiate about the EEYouth and it was not good. We are not in a good performance and there are different reasons why this conference was not successful”.
||Matthias GROOTE (S&D, DE) Chairman EP Delegation General view leaving the meeting