President Barroso wrote on 18 February 2010 to EU Heads of State and Government informing them of the next steps in the Commission's work on climate action. President Barroso underlined that the international process needs to continue, building on what could be agreed in Copenhagen and finding new ways to instil trust back into the process. He stated that an important element in the strategy is the implementation of the fast start financing for developing countries agreed in December.
In his letter, President Barroso stated that the core goal must be to bring all partners closer to the EU's ambitions and commitment to a multilateral agreement. He has therefore asked Commissioner Hedegaard to undertake a consultation of key international partners to find new ways to reinvigorate the international process.