Dare and Care

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and many other EU leaders at the EU Council building in Brussels, are currently discussing how the EU nations can keep their ambitions about reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 and how to deal with the impact of the financial crisis.
In a meeting with RT HON Gordon BROWN, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Barroso,said that “the best way to defend European interests in European industry, European growth and European jobs is to have a global agreement” For this reason, he and President Sarkozy are going to meet President Bush in order to face the situation together and to come up with concrete proposals.

However, he also stressed that this global agreement can only be realized if Europe keeps its leadership role. Even though he understands that some EU member states are rather skeptical and precautious during this delicate period, he reminds all EU leaders of the long-term responsibilities they have to assume towards Europe and the rest of the world.

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  1. Do you have heard about any solution to carry on the process of educing greenhouse gas emissions in the context of the financial crisis? Will the European Business Summit 2009 put forward some proposals?

    Thanks,

  2. Most people think it is up to the governments to stop the progress of climate change. In one hand they are correct but on the other hand it is up to themselves to help the planet and our civilization. If we don’t do it singly then we will fail our future children and grandchildren who will have the unknown forced upon them. Governments and energy companies have started the ball rolling. We are seeing a large increase in renewable energy sources here in the UK. My local energy supplier “Welsh Gas” has been taken over by a larger firm SSE who specialize in creating hydro electricity. If we all work as one we will be able to make a difference. The question is how much of a difference can we make.

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