Participation of Connie Hedegaard in the CLIMA campaign event in Lisbon

Type: Report   Reference: I-078947   Duration: 10:03:11  Lieu:
End production: 06/06/2013   First transmission: 06/06/2013
On 6 June 2013, Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, hosted a public debate in Lisbon to discuss how innovative, low-carbon solutions in the transport sector can contribute to reducing Portugal's emissions while improving mobility and boosting economic growth.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of Lisbon 00:00:05
10:00:10 Arrival by bicycle of Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, and Assunção Cristas, Portuguese Minister for Agriculture, Maritime Affairs, Environment and Regional Planning 00:00:05
10:00:15 Connie Hedegaard and Assunção Cristas talking together (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:25 Arrival of Connie Hedegaard at the press conference 00:00:05
10:00:30 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:00:35 Soundbite by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH): I know that Portugal is already getting a share of extreme weather. Last year 70% of Portugal was heat by drought. And then in 2005, a more severe drought contributed with 45% slam in grain output and 20% drop in wine production. On the current track Southern Europe could see that agriculture produce near 25% in the world before the end of this century. So what we need to do is to take a new look in our habits, for time to time, is the car really always the best way to go to work, one bus that has we hear about can carry that same number of people that thirty cars only occupying the road space of three cars, so in that way we can less traffic jams, clean our cities, clean our air, less health cost, that's the kind of thinking we need in the world of the 21st century. So basically that is what all our campaign is all about, to try to show that there is a way out of the Climate crisis where is not about grey and doll, or you must do not this and that is prohibited but just to show that by using all the technologies, all the knowledge, all the solutions we have out there, we can actually produce a better world, a world we like, with the climate we like, a country, to the continuation of that movie, because I tell you if that continues as business as usual then you will get a world that none of us would want to live in. I also say that when we get the next report from International Panel of Climate Change and they will start with next round of reports from this fall I am pretty confident that the message to the world will not be “We are with on track, you can relax, just take it easy". I am very sure they will come with another kind of message. So I think that the world need cooperation on this, need an international framework, and the biggest thing we need is we to stop saying that only some of us have to do things. All of us will have to do with to the best of our capability our fair share. That is what the global negotiations are all about - Several cutaways (10 shots) 00:02:30
10:03:05 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:03:11 Cutaway of a painting in the floor 00:00:03
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