Europe wants 'ambitious' deal at Mexico summit

07 Jun 2010
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Climate change Europe may be willing to consider adopting a more radical energy policy at an upcoming climate change summit in Mexico.

World leaders will congregate in Cancun later this year to discuss how the international community can move forward on reducing carbon emissions.

Climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard has insisted that the European Union is ready to play a positive role in the negotiations, AFP reports.

Indeed, she said Europe is prepared to do "whatever we can" to secure an "ambitious outcome" from the talks.

However, Ms Hedegaard claimed that some countries outside the EU have so far not fulfilled their environmental pledges.

This, she said, means the EU is not prepared to tackle the problem of climate change single-handedly.

The UN's climate change summit in Mexico is expected to take place in November this year.

According to Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, it must result in a global agreement for reducing carbon emissions.

He said this is something the Copenhagen summit last year "did not achieve".
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