The principle of “differentiated responsibility” for reducing greenhouse gas emissions should be ratified by the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, says a resolution adopted by the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) MPs and Members of the European Parliament in Luanda (Angola) on Thursday. The JPA also condemned a coup d’état in Madagascar and debated the institutional crisis in Niger. Source : © European Parliament
“The biggest polluters turn out to become the biggest failures for climate protection”, commented EP Environment Committee Chair Jo Leinen (S&D, DE), on this weekends events. On the contrary, the December climate conference in Copenhagen “needs to become a success”, stressed Mr Leinen, who will chair the EP’s Copenhagen delegation. Source : © European Parliament
The challenges awaiting the EU at the forthcoming UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen were presented by Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas to MEPs of the Environment Committee on Wednesday. Members then quizzed the Commissioner on the financing and efficiency of new measures to combat climate change. Source : © European Parliament
Reaching an ambitious international agreement at the Copenhagen climate change conference will require emission reduction targets for developed and developing countries, financing commitments and sanctions for non-compliance.