United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Doha/COP 18 with the participation of Connie Hedegaard
End production: 03/12/2012 First transmission: 03/12/2012
Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Doha, in Qatar, from 26 November to 7 December 2012. The Conference laid the basis for more ambitious international action against climate change in the short term, paved the way for a new global climate agreement to be finalised in 2015 and enabled a second period of the Kyoto Protocol to start on 1 January 2013.
This video shows extracts of the press conference entitled "EU call for action on international cooperative initiatives" and which took place on 3 December 2012.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General atmosphere prior the press conference (2 shots)
||Arrival of Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action (3 shots)
||General view of the press conference
||Cutaway of the screen
||Soundbite by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH): In the EU, we are very much aware that we can do more and that we will do more, but then of course we also have what the side event is primarily about the international cooperative initiatives as even one more additional thing that could be done. But just clarify a few things…
||Cutaways of the audience (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH): We have a number of legislative issues on the pipelines right now. It has been presented already from the Commission how to strengthen our regulations for cars, how to strengthen regulations for vans. We are preparing legislation for trucks. We have recently come forward with the very ambitious proposal on gases that would really reduce our emission of gases very substantially. And we also have proposals on biofuels, on indirect land use change, we have the 20% main streaming of our future budget, the seven years budget 20% mainstreaming climate change related the initiative. So the 20% should be used to reach our energy and climate ambition.
||Cutaway of a photographer
||Cutaway of the audience
||Soundbite by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH): If you ask our citizens what is the most important thing, then it is : do we actually agree anything that reduces emissions more by being here in Doha, will there be some tangible outcome on this very crucial part of the whole thing? And that is what we want to achieve. We are looking forward very much to hopefully get some support for this idea and hopefully also establishing some very concrete partnerships. We do not have to wait until 2015 or 2020, to do more. We already know that we have to do more and this is one recipe for this.
||General views of the press conference (2 shots)