Commissioner Hedegaard to co-host meeting of Major Economies Forum
Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, will co-host a ministerial meeting of the Major Economies Forum on energy and climate (MEF) at the European Commission's Berlaymont headquarters on 26-27 April.
The MEF, set up by US President Obama to facilitate dialogue on climate change policy between key developed and developing countries, brings together ministers from 17 of the world's major economies which are collectively responsible for some 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a number of observer countries.
The Brussels meeting, the first MEF session since last December's climate conference in Cancún, has a broad agenda. The discussions will cover implementation of the Cancún Agreements, climate finance, the legal form of a future global climate framework, the Kyoto Protocol and goals for the next UN climate conference, to be held in Durban, South Africa at the end of this year. Commissioner Hedegaard will co-host the meeting with Michael Froman, US Deputy National Security Adviser for international economic affairs.
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