• 30-MAY-2013


MEP Urges Need for Global Commitment to Slashing Greenhouse Gases and Sticking to EU's CO2-cutting Plan

Stick to EU's CO2-cutting plan; need for global commitment
At an exchange of views on May 29 between the European Parliament's Environment Committee and Environment Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, the EPP Group's Richard Seeber rejects calls for "backloading" CO2 allowances as an anti-industry measure. He emphasizes the international dimension to the climate negotiations – that the US, BRICs and other nations need to join in the commitment to slash greenhouse gases. Available material includes an edited package.