How EU is leading global transition towards a safe, carbon-neutral world

How EU is leading global transition towards a safe, carbon-neutral world

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  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
  • Source: Gulf Times
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: Qatar
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How EU is leading global transition towards a safe, carbon-neutral world

An interview with Geneviève Pons, EU climate expert on European climate action leadership and relevance for Qatar Q1. Madame Pons – You are a prominent climate action expert. Can you tell us more about your experience and the journey that led you to fight the good fight? Thank you and it is a pleasure to speak to you today and share my thoughts about the importance and urgency of addressing climate change. I have a long standing career with the European Commission, working extensively on issues pertinent to environmental protection and climate change and even participated in the historical joint Energy-Environment Council of 29 October 1990, which decided on the first EU-wide target for carbon emissions reduction. Then, I joined the cabinet of the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, as the member in charge of the environment. In this quality, I chaired the numerous and tough cabinet meetings that led to the adoption of the Commission’s CO2 taxation proposal, prior to the Rio Summit of June 1992. After leaving the European Commission, I took the lead of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) European office and now I lead Europe Jacques Delors, a think tank devoted to sustainable development. I…

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