Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, visited Spain from 17 to 19 April 2013 for talks with leading Spanish political and economic figures.
On 19 April, in Barcelona, she visited the Sant Pau sustainability and climate action hub project and met with Federico Ramos de Armas, Spanish State Secretary for the Environment.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shot of Sant Pau Hospital, in Barcelona (6 shots)
||Arrival of Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, and handshake with Federico Ramos de Armas, Spanish State Secretary for the Environment
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that Spain is a very good example that you can create jobs while also doing what is good for climate and energy; we all know how tough times it is in Spain right now; saying that she had good discussions during her stay and she got the feeling that there is an understanding that you must try to move forward with this also because it can generate the jobs that Spain so badly needs.
||Connie Hedegaard being interviewed by a local television, TV3 (4 shots)
||Connie Hedegaard visiting the Sant Pau complex and facilities (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that we will see more and more costs and more and more consequences because of climate change; sometimes people think that if we continue business as usual, it will cost us nothing; that is not true, it will cost us more and more because climate change is getting worse.
||Connie Hedegaard meeting with Federico Ramos de Armas and his team (9 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) on the EU's emissions trading system (ETS): saying that we know what the European Parliament said with a very narrow majority; now it's up to the Council to give their opinion; so many governments said that they want a strong ETS; then they also have to support the policies that make this possible.
||Connie Hedegaard visiting the different pavilions of the renovated complex (10 shots)