The Greens - EFA

Rescuing EU climate policy and emissions trading

A Greens/EFA press-conference

Monday, 2 April, 10:30

with: Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms and
Green MEP and EP draftsperson/rapporteur on EU emissions targets Bas Eickhout

original version

english version

The failure of the European Parliament to approve a stopgap measure aimed at preventing the collapse of the emissions trading scheme, the EU's flagship climate policy instrument, has pushed EU climate change policy to crisis point. Bold political steps now are needed from EU governments and the European Commission to rescue EU climate policy and the international credibility of the EU.

With EU environment ministers set to meet on Monday in Dublin, this press conference will address the implications of the parliament's vote for the emissions trading scheme and EU climate policy, and the necessary political decisions that must now be taken to rescue it.

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mp4 - original - [174 MB]
mp4 - english - [173 MB]