YES WE CAN (address the climate changes) !


By URBACT, on July 22nd, 2009

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It could be the leitmotiv of the new Swedish Presidency of the EU.

The European Parliament fixed very ambitious objectives in the “Climate change package” adopted last year (see this URBACT newsletter article to know more). To reach these objectives is now one of Sweden’s main priorities.

No more rhetoric, but bold agreements and decisions are expected. Especially during the UN climate conference in Copenhagen next December. The multilateral negotiations held during the coming months will be crucial to reach an “effective agreement” : Sweden wants Europe to be a lead actor of these negotiations.

Today, Europe battles its most severe economic recession in decades. In this context, what are the strengths of the EU and of its Swedish presidency to carry out this challenge successfully ?
Anne-Laure Guignard

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