Climate Ark News Archive

Non-profit climate news links and archive of materials no longer on web provided on these terms to help find solutions and for posterity

Disclaimer & Conditions for Use | Share on Facebook |

EU lead on climate change under threat

The European Union's global leadership on climate change is under threat as Germany heads a rebellion to protect industry from the extra cost of tough environmental targets.

Source:  Copyright 2008, Telegraph
Date:  December 10, 2008
Byline:  Bruno Waterfield
Original URL: Status ONLINE

Angela Merkel is leading German attempts to protect industry from tough EU environmental targets.

Europe's leaders are gathering in Brussels for a battle over how to enforce an EU target to reduce CO2 emissions 20 per cent by 2020 -- a decision that was taken before the economic slump.

Diplomats and officials fear that environmental pledges made in rosier economic times will be an early casualty of the global downturn damaging the EU's role on the world stage as broker of global climate change talks to be held in Copenhagen next year.

Nicolas Sarkozy, who currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, has written to heads of state and government warning that "key questions still remain open" over "decisions with highly significant implications".

"I am determined to ensure that the European Council lives up to its responsibility and to citizens' expectations," he wrote.

"I am sure that each one of us will be able to ...

Continue to Read Full Article at Source

Related News

12/6/2001 - Bush Acts to Blunt European Attacks on Environment, Independent (London)

5/6/2001 - Aust govt under pressure to commit to Kyoto on environment day, AAP

15/3/2001 - Climate News Compilation, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

19/2/2001 - Climate News Compilation, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

7/1/2001 - Climate News Compilation, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

3/12/2000 - Climate News - 3 December 2000, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

More related news

Climate Ark users agree to the site disclaimer as a condition for use.