Prime Minister to attend the Copenhagen Climate Conference

17.12.2009 | 12:42

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Tallinn, Stenbock House, 17 December 2009 – Today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will depart for Copenhagen to attend the UN Climate Conference.

More than 120 heads of government and heads of state are expected in Copenhagen.

The European Union is represented at the conference with common positions. At the last European Council, the heads of state and heads of government of the European Union confirmed their readiness to fund climate policy with BEUR 2.4 each year over the next three years.

In the framework of this commitment, Estonia will allocate MEUR 3 in the years 2010-2012.

Second, the leaders of the European Union have expressed their readiness to reduce the amount of emissions by 30 per cent compared to the year 1990 – but on the condition that other countries will also take up comparable commitments.

At the moment, the European Union has taken a unilateral commitment to reduce emissions by 20 per cent.

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