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Rychlík Kodaň-Paříž

KODAŇ – Když v roce 2009 hostila Konferenci OSN o změně klimatu Kodaň, zúčastnil jsem se jako poslanec parlamentu a měl jsem pocit, že jsem svědkem události, která změní svět. Vyjednavači roky pracovali na dosažení ambiciózní, závazné dohody na omezení emisí skleníkových plynů a pozornost celého světa se upírala k Dánsku. Proti se však spikly globální finanční krize a zájmové skupiny z jednotlivých států a komplexní dohodu zhatily.

Teď se klimatičtí vyjednavači scházejí znovu, v Paříži, a očekávání dohody jsou neméně vysoká. Tentokrát však existuje slušná naděje, že dojde k robustní dohodě. Budu přítomen jako dánský ministr zodpovědný za klimatické otázky a jsem přesvědčen, že letošní konference se zapíše jako chvíle, kdy svět začal brát vážně snahu dostat globální oteplování pod kontrolu.

Politické prostředí se oproti době před šesti lety výrazně liší. Když probíhala konference v Kodani, svět byl stále otřesen ze skutečnosti, že téměř zkolabovalo globální finančnictví, přední politici zpochybňovali, zda za změnu klimatu může lidská činnost, a průmyslové skupiny vedly kampaň proti závaznému omezování emisí.

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