Anders Turesson

Anders Turesson, the chief negotiator with Sweden’s Ministry of the Environment, says it is encouraging that parties are dwelling on”issues of substance”. He considers what is needed to build trust – such as delivery of short-term financing and REDD+, and how the alternative of distrust is unacceptable. He emphasises that money alone isn’t enough, and that we need a robust architecture so finance will go to the right projects. He notes that the EU needs to continue to be a driving force in the negotiations and there are still commitments which need to be implemented.