EU hopes agreement at Climate Summit
SWEDEN: Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren said
Saturday that the European Union (EU) is hoping for a legally binding
agreement at the upcoming UN climate summit in Copenhagen, but expects
successes and setbacks during the talks.
“It must be an agreement that brings all countries on board, must be
an agreement that keep the 2-degree targets, and it must have a review
clause to make sure that the ambitions can be upgraded as new science
and technology is presented,” said Carlgren, whose country holds the
rotating EU presidency.
He said an effective way of reducing carbon dioxide emissions is to
reduce deforestation, which needs large funding and partnership between
developed and developing countries.
Stockholm, Sunday, Xinhua