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EU pushes for "substantial steps" forward

12-05-2011 10:33 BJT Special Report:Durban Climate Change Conference |

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EU's Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, said she was concerned that a real determination to do something about climate change would be lacking during the week's negotiations. And she admitted that any agreements reached are likely to be less extreme than many would like.

Connie Hedegaard said: "The European Union, we have come to Durban in order to try to get the maximum progress we can get. It will not be as much as we would like to see, but we need to take new substantial steps forward."

The EU's proposal for upcoming UN talks to lay down a new "roadmap" leading to a
comprehensive global deal by 2015 has been well received, Hedegaard says.

The EU's proposal for upcoming UN talks to lay down a new "roadmap" leading to a
comprehensive global deal by 2015 has been well received, Hedegaard says.

 

Animal rights activists and environmentalists shout slogans and hold banners during a
protest on December 3 in Durban.

 

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