Artur Runge Metzger

Artur Runge Metzger, the European Commission’s top negotiator, assures that the negotiators are organised and focused on moving the text forward before the heads of state arrive. Their remit is to “resolve the nitty gritty” of the mechanisms such as reporting and the institutional aspects of climate change financing. He talks about short-term financing, scaling slowly up to the $10 billion figure. He warns against extending the second commitment period as rollover of emissions rights would save the Kyoto Protocol, but not the climate. Also see Artur Runge Metzger speaking from Barcelona in 2009. And Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, speaking from Copenhagen.