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Development Policy 16-12-2009

Climate expert: EU targets ‘fake and untransparent’

As world diplomats struggle to hammer out a climate agreement in Copenhagen, former senior EU negotiator on the Kyoto Protocol Jørgen Knud Henningsen told EURACTIV in an interview that the debate on targets is ill-fated. He said leaders would be better off concentrating on the 1992 UN convention ratified by the US and devising policies to achieve the long-term goal of cutting C02 emissions by 80% before 2050. 
Development Policy 14-12-2009

MEP: Climate action ‘all about the economy’

Climate action is not about the environment, but about building a new economic order, the vice-chair of the European Parliament's delegation in Copenhagen, Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP, told EURACTIV in an interview, arguing that the investments of today will be the growth of tomorrow and trigger a sustainable development revolution.
Development Policy 11-12-2009

Enel: Companies need global level-playing field to curb emissions

With nearly 200 nations having begun climate talks in Copenhagen, a genuine global regulatory framework is required to create a level playing field for businesses seeking to slash their emissions and move towards a low-carbon future, Giuseppe Montesano, head of environmental policy at Italian power company Enel, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Development Policy 16-11-2009

Ambassador: Avoid turning climate talks into a new Doha round

After the last round of climate talks ahead of the UN conference in Copenhagen ended with a sense of pessimism and pending defeat, the Danish Ambassador to the EU, Poul Skytte Christoffersen, warns in an interview with EURACTIV against the danger of postponing a deal until next year
Development Policy 06-10-2009

Danish minister: No more time to delay climate choices

With only 70-or so days to go before leaders meet to agree on a post-Kyoto climate deal in Copenhagen, there is a need to speed up negotiations and "make political choices,"  Danish Climate Change and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard told EURACTIV in an interview.