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Connie Hedegaard: "In Doha, we have crossed the bridge from the old climate regime to the new system"

Connie Hedegaard hands over the EU's written consent for the second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres at Doha climate conference

The European Union welcomes today's outcome of the Doha climate change conference which lays the basis for more ambitious international action against climate change in the short term, paves the way for a new global climate agreement to be finalised in 2015 and enables a second period of the Kyoto Protocol to start on 1 January 2013.

Connie Hedegaard said: "In Doha, we have crossed the bridge from the old climate regime to the new system. We are now on our way to the 2015 global deal. It was not an easy and comfortable ride. It was not a very fast ride either. But we have managed to cross the bridge. Very intense negotiations lie ahead of us. What we need now is more ambition and more speed."

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