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Climate change 01-06-2011

UN environment chief: Historians will rue our ‘tragic moment of indecision’

A new paradigm shift for sustainable and equitable clean growth is needed, according to Achim Steiner, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and governments can start by intervening to end fossil fuel subsidies.
Climate change 22-04-2011

Yvo de Boer: Bring private sector into UN climate talks

Yvo de Boer, the former UN climate chief, has called for the private sector to be enabled to participate in international negotiations and contribute around $100 billion per year to a Green Climate Fund, through a new consultative mechanism.
Climate change 22-11-2010

Kenber: Businesses continue to deploy clean technologies despite slow UN negotiations

The slow pace of the international climate negotiations does not mean that there is no progress as large emerging countries are putting in place ambitious domestic climate legislation and businesses are increasingly looking to deploy clean technologies, Mark Kenber, deputy CEO of The Climate Group, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Trade & Society 28-06-2010

Hedegaard: ‘Tax what you burn, not what you earn’

'Don't tax what you earn, tax what you burn' should be the EU's response to safeguarding our welfare societies, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard told EURACTIV in an interview, expressing support for an EU carbon tax. She spoke about progress in international climate negotiations and the EU's efforts to stay ahead of the game.
Energy 08-06-2010

Friis: Growth starts with EU energy community

The EU started out with energy, as a coal and steel union, and 50 years later the bloc needs to draw up a new common energy policy as a precondition for growth, Danish Energy and Climate Change Minister Lykke Friis told EURACTIV in an interview.