How the EU could go for 30% emissions reduction

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend a conference given by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet – known here by her initials, NKM –  the incumbent Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Development of France.

Green causes are going forward in France as she is at the top of this most important Minister and I am sure that the many achievements of the Grenelle de l’Environnement are just the beginning for a more sustainable France.

During the Q&A session after the conference, I was able to ask her opinion on how the European Union could go for more ambitious emissions reduction targets.

To her, the Danish presidency of the European Union in the first semester of 2012 would be the perfect moment to try to do so.

Indeed, the current Polish presidency  is not really prone to go for higher targets as they are heavily reliant on coal for their electricity. But the Danes would be…

So, dear readers from Europe, we now know we have to push the things forward in Copenhagen in 2012. We will have to be very vocal on this so that our leaders – and especially the Danish ones – hear us. We will get back to this very topic on Monday, so stay tuned.

I would like to finish this post with an immense thanks to Madame La Ministre for answering my question and to her entire staff for their very warm welcome.

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