“Yawn, more baseless alarmism” - this time from China and Denmark
Published 13th November 2009 - 4 comments - 1138 views -
The last two of my five videos from Monday's seminar of NGO representatives in Copenhagen, Denmark: Chinese Ju Yie, The Climate Group, and Danish Kim Carstensen, WWF International, at CAN SOUTH AND NORTH AGREE ON A CLIMATE DEAL?. As with the previous videos I transcribed a few quotes for you.
Ju Yie, The Climate Group
"President Obama's visit to China is just the key, the highnote, of a series of visits taken by American officials."
"This morning I went on the internet and searched for 'Obama visiting China'. What I found is that... on the news from the Chinese stock market three kinds of stocks went rocketing [...] renewable energy, low carbon concepts... companies and smart grids. So you see, it's a welcome signal sent from Chinese business."
"Within the last five years three of four tycoons came out of the green business."
Surprisingly positive of her government for an NGO? But very interesting with a Chinese voice.
Kim Carstensen, WWF
"Normally, we in Denmark think that we are very important. And normally, we're not. [...] However, this time I think it is different."
"If you go in [to the negotiations] with low ambitions the only thing you can be sure of is you come out even lower."
"This presidency needs to be the precidency also for Africa, also for the small island states, also for the most vulnerable people in this world who have a completely different perspective on this, who have completely different demands [...] and whose reality is not that it's gonna be difficult to do this because it will cost a few hundred millions or some billions but whose perspective is that they will not survive."
A bit more pessimist than Antonio Hill of Oxfam but quite demanding of the Danish government.
Note I have collected all five videos from the event in a Vimeo Album: Can South and North agree on a climate deal?. You are more than welcome to use them in your own projects provided credits are noted.
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