One week into the UN’s Climate Change summit in Poznan, Poland, and current EU president Nicolas Sarkozy has met with nine eastern European nations in Gdansk.
The UN is scrutinising Europe’s proposals for the world climate change treaty to come into effect in twenty twelve. The EU needs to ensure it speaks with one voice on the issues, and all the participants reported progress has been made.
“We are all aware of our responsibilities
in adopting this energy-climate package. This calls for great efforts from all those involved but Europe, I am convinced, will meet the challenge.”
Ecologists demonstrating in Poznan worry compromise will mean the EU’s contribution to cutting fossil fuel emissions is smaller than hoped. The group of nine nations is reminding everyone just how important coal is for them.