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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Al Gore expects global climate agreement next year in Denmark

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The overall goal for the 2009 (COP15) United Nations Climate Change Conference hosted by Denmark (Copenhagen) is to establish an ambitious global climate agreement for the period from 2012.

The TransAtlantic Climate Conference 2008 (7 and 8 April) ended with two days of presentations and debate on the global climate crisis. 2007 Nobel Prize winner and former United States Vice-President, Al Gore addressed the conference audience with a keynote speech on climate change and its implications on ocean environments.

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“If the future of the planet is to be assured we will have to raise our game and do something about the crisis we face right away,”
Al Gore, told a climate conference on the Faroe Islands.
Gore also expects the countries of the world to agree on a new treaty to further reduce CO2 emissions at the major UN Climate Summit in Denmark in 2009.
“I also expect the USA to ratify the Kyoto Protocol soon. No matter which of the three candidates wins the Presidency, the USA will commit to reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases,”
Gore told a packed meeting in Nordic House in Tòrshavn, TV2/News reports.

The former Vice-President mentioned Sweden but reserved particular praise for the way Norway has dealt with the oil industry. He also quoted from the Faroese author William Heinesen’s most famous novel ‘The Lost Musicians’.

Ólavur Gregersen, organizer of the conference, called the idea of TACIT (“TransAtlantic Climate Institute”Faroe Islands) , "an international phenomenon" and hopes for an investment initiative by autumn of this year and a launch of the institute at the Copenhagen Climate Conference in Autumn 2009.

The COP15 conference is the fifteenth Conference of the Parties under the United Nations’ Climate Change Convention. The conference will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2009. The overall goal for the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference is to establish an ambitious global climate agreement for the period from 2012 when the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol expires.

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