Bloomberg BNA — During a visit to China to see firsthand how the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases plans to reduce emissions, European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said all countries must do their part to fight climate change and that whatever commitments they make should be “legally binding.”
European Union Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard called on Russia and other nations to design domestic rules to cut carbon from airlines and earn exemption from the bloc’s emissions-trading program as of next year.
Talks on an accord to slow global warming should focus on building trust between industrialized and developing nations before the next summit in Mexico this year, the European Union’s chief negotiator said.
The European Union’s proposal to accelerate greenhouse-gas reductions to 40 percent by 2030 is an ambitious move from this decade’s 20 percent target, which can be partly offset with international credits, according to Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.
The European Union will present a report on its emissions trading system and a proposal to delay auctions of some carbon permits before the summer recess that starts in August, EU climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said.