On The Eve Of COP19 Connie Hedegaard Admits It’s All Coming Apart
Expectations are low for the outcome of COP19, in a change from previous years where high expectations have been dashed continually, a new tactic of low expectation has appeared where the only way is up.
Most of the major players in the Great Man Made Global Warming boondoggle are aware that it’s all coming apart now, and no one is more aware of this than EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard who is hoping against hope, that the UK will continue to play a strong role in the collective dream of Green economic suicide.
The UK must continue to show leadership on green issues if crunch negotiations to tackle climate change are to be successful, Europe’s climate chief has warned.
On the eve of crucial international talks in Warsaw on tackling climate change, deep rifts within the coalition over environmental policies, including David Cameron’s pledge to review green levies on energy bills, have left confusion and ill-feeling over the core policy. Nick Clegg warned on Thursday: “The green consensus across the political parties is, I’m afraid, falling away – and at the worst possible time.”
Green taxes are not a vote winner, the Conservatives and latterly the Labour Party have grasped this, Clegg and his LibDems are headed for electoral oblivion in 2015, about the only people who are likely to vote for Clegg and Co are the declining band of bearded, sandal wearing transition towners who read the the Environmental section of the Grauniad.
Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate change, told the Guardian: “I hope to hear from the big parties that this is not the case. The countries that want to keep a certain level of ambition [on moving to a low-carbon economy] are very important – we need these countries to show through their concrete actions [that this is possible]. Europe is living proof that we can do this, and I hope the UK will be strong in that category.”
What is telling in Hedegaards statement are the words the countries that want to keep a certain level of ambition, for the first time Hedegaard is tacitly admitting that EU Climate Policy is not supported by all member states and that some countries are no longer taking part, for example the Czech Republic and Poland, the COP19 hosts.
COP19 is supposed to pave the way for the big climate deal in 2015, if and when the deal is signed it will require all 192 countries to sign up for it, the chances of this ever happening are fading faster every day.
There is no longer a Green consensus within the EU, the old Eastern Bloc countries are leading the way in undoing the Green follies that still beset the UK, Germany and Denmark for example.
Meanwhile on the other side of the world Australia is not sending a single government minister to COP19.
The news is equally bleak for the Global Climate Fund (GCF) which the so called rich countries are supposed to contribute US$ 100bn to annually, in the words of US Climate negotiator Todd Stern this is unlikely to happen anytime soon because of “fiscal realism”, outbreaks of which are terminal for everything Green.
Posted on November 11, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, COP19 Warsaw, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Subsidy, Green Taxation, Wealth Redistribution and tagged Connie Hedegaard, EU Climate Policy, Hell in a hand cart. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.