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De Brún calls for stronger Climate Change targets

14 December, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Bairbre de Brún MEP spoke today during a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the need to build on what was agreed at the UN climate talks in Cancún at the weekend.

Ms de Brún who was part of the European Parliament's official delegation at the United Nations Climate change talks said,

"What has been agreed so far is welcome, but we should not fool ourselves; there is a long way to go yet to achieve the legally binding global deal that will really tackle the challenge of climate change.

"The progress made at COP16 was vital, but we cannot rest on our laurels. Cancún should inspire us to work towards targets that are much firmer and clearer and, most importantly, that are legally binding.

" Europe must lead the way in terms of emissions reductions targets and transparency on climate financing.

" We must work together with both industrialised and developing countries for a more 'solid' deal in South Africa next year.” CRÍOCH

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