Will Copenhagen be a success?

2009-10-29 11:38

  • South African department of Water and

    Environmental Affairs deputy director-general Joanne Yawitch: ‘‘It is too soon

    to tell.”

  • Pan Jiahua, member of China’s expert

    panel on climate change: ‘‘We must have something … we have the critical

    momentum to seal the deal.”


  • David Sandalow, assistant secretary

    for policy and international affairs, US energy department: ‘‘We must move

    forward. The simple fact is that heat-trapping gasses are building up which is a

    threat to mankind … We must pay attention to science.”


  • Mohammed Hasan Mahmud, Bangladesh’s

    state minister in charge of the ministry of environment and forest: “At

    political level there is an understanding that we shall achieve and we must

    achieve. If we fail to achieve it will be disastrous to the planet.”


  • Yuriko Koike, Member of the Japanese

    parliament for the LDP party, former minister for the environment: “To pave the

    way from Kyoto to Copenhagen is a must. All countries must be involved in the

    road from Copenhagen to the future.”


  • Connie Hedegaard, Danish minister for

    climate and energy: “Yes we have to deliver. If we make Copenhagen a failure it

    will take years again to build up the political pressure.”


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