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Экспресс Копенгаген-Париж

КОПЕНГАГЕН – В 2009 году, когда в Копенгагене состоялась конференция ООН по изменению климата, я присутствовал в качестве члена парламента, и у меня было чувство, что я был свидетелем события с последствиями мирового масштаба. В течение многих лет, переговорщики добивались амбициозного, обязывающего соглашения по ограничению выбросов парниковых газов и внимание всего мира было направлено в сторону Дании. К сожалению, мировой финансовый кризис и национальные интересы вступили в сговор и сорвали всеобъемлющий договор.

Сейчас, переговорщики собираются вновь – на этот раз в Париже, где надежды на соглашение одинаково высоки. На этот раз, однако, есть неплохие шансы того, что будет достигнута надежная сделка. Я буду присутствовать в роли министра климата Дании и я считаю, что в этом году конференция станет тем моментом, когда мир начал серьезно задумываться о том, как держать под контролем глобальное потепление.

Политическая обстановка очень отличается от шести лет назад. Когда состоялась конференция в Копенгагене, мир все еще восстанавливался от чуть ли не коллапса глобальных финансов; видные политики сомневались в том, что человеческая деятельность ответственна за изменения климата; а промышленные группы выступали против обязательного сокращения выбросов.

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