Informal Council of EU Environment Ministers in Dublin: Edited morning highlights
End production: 23/04/2013 First transmission: 23/04/2013
On 23 April, the Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and
Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan and the Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr
Jimmy Deenihan preside the Environment Council.
The Council held a public policy debate on proposed changes to the environmental impact
assessment directive, which intends to streamline the environmental assessments, enhance the
quality-related elements of the EIA process and reinforce its effectiveness.
The Council also held a public policy debate on a draft directive on indirect land-use change
amending the fuel quality and renewable energy directives, which aims to encourage a transition to
biofuels that deliver greater greenhouse gas savings.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shot (4 shots)
||Arrival of Environment Ministers
||General view of the meeting
||Cutaway of a cameraman
||Phil Hogan, Irish Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government and Minister in office of the Council welcoming Ministers
||Phil Hogan welcoming Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action
||Cutaway from the logo of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU
||Roundtable (25 shots)
||Roundtable (17 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (in English) by Phil Hogan: This morning we are having our day two of our Environment Council Meeting and joined by Ms. Heedegard, Commissioner for Climate Change. We are two main items on the agenda; one is to discuss progress in our strategy in relation to the international climate change agenda, in particular in how we are going to proceed internationally to reach agreement in 2015. Over lunch we will be joined by our energy colleagues to discuss our internal ambition for our climate change target within the EU to 2030 so we are looking forward to very energetic discussions on these issues.
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Connie Hedegaard and Phil Hogan answering journalist's questions on state of play of institutional process aiming at putting the Emissions Trading Scheme in place. They said that the Council and the Commission are waiting for EU Parliament decision on ETS.