United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Doha/COP18: statement by Connie Hedegaard
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 statement on the state of play of discussions and negotiations.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Wide shot of the Qatar National Convention Center, where the summit is taking place. The building was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. (2 shots)
||UN flag and Qatari flag
||Sign of the UN climate change conference, COP18
||Top-down pan shot inside the building
||Conference participants walking in the hallway
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, (in ENGLISH) saying that they are discussing the right stuff - how to add on to ambition and how to help developing countries to cope with challenges, for instance through financing; so there is a constructive atmosphere in that sense but of course there are many different concerns and worries; but the reports from many different sources have convinced people that they simply cannot afford to discuss formality and technicalities, now they must come to the political issue; the EU has pressed the Qatari presidency very hard to achieve that; they had a 5 hour ministerial round table discussing exactly that and she hopes it will bear fruit; in Europe, we are doing more and we think the others should do as well.
||Connie Hedegaard talking to TV crews (2 shots)