The marine environment is deteriorating fast.
It (Katrina) was a great shock for the Americans, I think, for everybody, for us.
It will make people think ... not for climate change only, but about environment for sure. They should be more careful about the environment, about policies connected to the environment.
The best we can realistically aim at is agreeing to start negotiations for the (period) after 2012.
The boom in flying is bringing with it a rapid rise in greenhouse gas emissions.
Extending emissions trading to the aviation sector will limit these emissions and ensure that aviation, like all other sectors, contribute to reducing the harmful greenhouse gases. Through emission trading, airlines will be able to do so at the least possible costs.
In Montreal of course we do no expect to have any specific agreement on reductions or targets.
The fact the conference is taking place here in Beijing confirms taking up renewable energy is no longer the sole purview of developed countries and the emerging countries also wish to play a leading role in this area.
I would like to stress that the Chinese Government has been aware of the significance of climate change and has collaborated with the EU and others to solve the issue that the globe is facing.
The situation is not hopeless. The Chinese government is determined to take measures and has started taking measures.
We would have wanted a stronger outcome, but we should not underestimate the strength of this package. Kyoto is alive and kicking.
It is an important first step because most F-gases have a global warming effect thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide.
The EU is committed to international efforts to combat climate change, which requires that we meet all our reporting obligations.