EU companies hit at emissions cut plan

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Series Details 14.12.09
Publication Date 14/12/2009
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Article reports that leading companies from the European Union have attacked proposals December 2009 for the bloc to go beyond existing commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions at the UNFCCC climate talks in Copenhagen.

BusinessEurope, the industry group, said the EU 'must not increase in any way' its 20% commitment without a full global deal that was legally binding on developing countries.

Related Links
ESO: Background information: United Nations Climate Change Conference, 7-18 December 2008 (COP15)
ESO: Background information: EU raises stakes on emissions reductions
Business Europe: BusinessEurope in Copenhagen
EurActiv, 14.12.09: Business lobby split at UN climate talks
European Commission: SPEECH/09/583: José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission: Statement of President Barroso at the UN High Level Segment, Copenhagen, 16 December 2009

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