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EU Fails To Agree On Ratification Of Paris Climate Deal

September 21, 2016

By Paul Homewood 




From GWPF:


Despite claims by French President Francois Hollande that “all members of the EU are ready to ratify [the Paris deal] as fast as possible,” the Bratislava declaration of the 27 EU leaders ignored to mention the controversial issue altogether.

The EU’s inability to agree a joint statement on how to deal with the Paris agreement does not come as a surprise. Poland has made ratification conditional on EU assurances on investments in new coal-fired power plants.

“The ratification will be possible provided that Poland’s interests in relation to the European climate policy are secured,” the government said last week, adding that it wanted the Paris agreement to be ratified as soon as possible.

The Polish government repeated its position on Friday, saying that it was ready to support ratification at the EU level if it wins unanimous support for its conditions from the bloc’s environment ministers.

In other words, as soon as possible  sounds like the usual diplomatic lingo for not very soon.

  1. dennisambler permalink
    September 21, 2016 10:02 am

    Why is Hollande wearing a dunces hat? Oh, Sorry it looks like the top of the EU flag.

    • September 21, 2016 10:41 am

      Easy mistake to make. The EU flag should be made into dunces’ hats for all the EU Commissars and bureaucrats to wear.

    • Bloke down the pub permalink
      September 22, 2016 11:38 am

      I notice that the emblem on the screen behind them is missing the Union flag. An error, or do they think the UK has left the EU already?

      • Robert Jones permalink
        September 22, 2016 3:49 pm

        The Brits weren’t invited to join the Bratislava Conference because Brexit was on the agenda.

  2. September 21, 2016 11:41 am

    You mean EU becomes PU or is that Pee-U?

  3. September 21, 2016 12:53 pm

    Despite this May said in her UN speech that the UK will ratify before the end of the year: “… In a demonstration of our commitment to the agreement reached in Paris, the UK will start its domestic procedures to enable ratification of the Paris agreement and complete these before the end of the year.”

    Seems the unilateral economic masochism hasn’t ended yet – all in the name of virtue-signalling.

    • mikewaite permalink
      September 21, 2016 3:08 pm

      The worrying part is “–UK will start its domestic procedures to enable ratification—-“. Now what exactly does she mean by that ? Can only mean the ordering of horizon – to -horizon wind turbines, a campaign to increase electricity prices to reduce demand and legislation commanding the replacement of gas central heating and cooking in all UK homes . The BBC will be ecstatic. The populace perhaps less so – but they are not important.

      • Gerry, England permalink
        September 21, 2016 4:32 pm

        I thought the Climate Change Act already committed us to economic suicide so Paris wasn’t that relevant to us?

  4. Ex-expat Colin permalink
    September 21, 2016 2:46 pm

    Quote of the week/year or forever:

    “F*** you EU” Philippines president hits out at Brussels amid EU bureaucrats meddling

    There…that wasn’t difficult was it! Just saying it as it is really.

  5. It doesn't add up... permalink
    September 21, 2016 4:11 pm

    So long as the UK simply ratifies Paris I’m not sure there is a problem. After all, it’s merely a promise to keep producing data and meeting to discuss it in whichever exotic location is chosen.

    The problem would come if the EU managed to translate all those platitude “should”s into a Directive full of “shall”s and the UK agreed to abide by it whether inside the EU or not.

  6. mike hall permalink
    September 21, 2016 4:18 pm

    Agree with the last comment the author of which SHOULD make it easier to identify him/her. It means not a jot. First UK priority should [again] be to repeal The Climate Change Act…..a total misnomer


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