The Road to Cancun, Part 2: The View from Brussels

Laurence Graff heads the European Commission's International and Inter-Institutional Relations unit in the Directorate General for Climate Action. She briefed reporters Monday at a climate conference in Brussels.

The planet is sliding down a rapidly deteriorating path toward a global climate catastrophe, and unless the rest of the world starts acting a lot more like Europe — and fast — we’re all toast.

That’s a very condensed, highly over-simplified and more than slightly unfair characterization of what a high-level EU official told us yesterday about what’s at stake in the upcoming international climate conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Thing is, she may well be right …

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I'm a journalist living in Seattle and Europe. This blog is to explore the connections and commonalities between Western Europe and the Pacific Northwest.
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