United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Doha/COP 18 with the participation of Connie Hedegaard: 05/12/2012
End production: 05/12/2012 First transmission: 05/12/2012
COP 18, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting, took place in Doha, Qatar, from 26 November to 7 December 2012.
On 5 December, Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, made a speech at the side event "Forum on China Carbon Market and Green Development" organized in the China Pavilion.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action
||Several shots of the side event in the China Pavilion "Forum on China Carbon Market and Green Development" (4 shots)
||Connie Hedegaard going on stage
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that the Chinese Minister and her now and then disagree but they also have a lot of things in common; and they have some very frank discussions and conversations and they have mutual respect because they know that each of them actually want to push things forward in the international climate negotiations and in their respective countries; over the years, they have developed a level of trust and they know that they can discuss with each other and also sometimes achieve results together and she appreciates that very much.
||Public listening (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that it is incredibly encouraging to see the ETS family growing; there are more and more regional schemes, including in some American states, California, for example, will be starting their carbon trading scheme as of 1 January 2013; we have seen it in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, it is planned in Canada, South Korea and other countries are really considering when to introduce the same kind of principles; it goes without saying that Europe is very eager to share experience with others and build a global system of ambitious and compatible carbon trade systems.
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that countries representing 85% of global emissions will not be part of the second commitment period; so it is very important to focus on the ambition gap; they are doing that at the ministerial round table but she wants to emphasize that it is not enough just to ask more ambition to a few countries – the European Union, Australia, a few others; to add on to ambition is something all of them have to do.
||Connie Hedegaard greeting China and sitting