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G7 Environment Chair French Minister Rugy +US EPA Chief Wheeler to EF: Climate row+Nature Protection

Written by ACM
Sunday, 05 May 2019

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*Metz/G7 Environment Ministerial Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just a few Days after an Exceptional US House Resolution, backed only by the Democratic Party (Left) on Climate Change and Global Warming, while preparations for the Crucial 2020 US Presidential Elections unfold at Wash. DC., overseas, in an UnPrecedentently Snowy and/or Freezing France of May 2019, at Metz's "G7" Environment Ministerial Summit, its Chairman-in-office, French Minister de Rugy, Questioned by "Eurofora" during a Press-point, Replied, in substance, that, even if the Controversy on Climate perdues, with Most Countries sticking at the Global Warming theory, nevertheless, it's also true that on various Other Areas concerning Environment, Inernational Cooperation with USA develops positively, and, in several cases, it may even contribute to Help Deal also with key parts of Climate Issues, (See Infra).    

 

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"Eurofora" asked De Rugy whether he would finaly succeed to save the G7 process from becoming Hostage to Internal US Political Disputes, independently of a Legitimate Debate on Climate Change, and if the French "G7" Presidency would seek also Other Ways for USA Cooperation on Natural Environment Worldwide.                                                                                                                                                  

Francois De Rugy replied that USA s wish to withdraw from the Paris Agreement had Not yet provoked a Breach among the supporters of the latest. In order to Strengthen it, inter ala, he had invited several key Countries, in addition to the "G7" Members, including those who will Host the Next UNO's COP.  (Meanwhle, USA's critical posiution might be added in a special addition, separate from the general conclusions, he highlighted).

But it's also true that there were several Other Interesting Areas for International Cooperation with the USA on Natural Environment Cooperation, which include even ways to Help Tackle Climate Issues.

F.ex. on Oceans, (where there are developments), on BioDiversity (that France wants Based on Scientific Evidence), etc., including even on interesting concrete Projects to Safeguard Coral Reefs, where both France and USA participate, currently Monitored by Australia, Indonesia and Monaco, presented at Metz's "G7" Ministerial Summit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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USA Representative, EPA's Director Andrew Wheeler, speaking briefly Later ToNight to "Eurofora", did Not Confirm yet the addition of a separate US Declaration on the Climate Controversy. Also, he did Not Deny the Cooperation prospects on Oceans, including Coral Reefs, BioDiversity, ReForestation, etc, but found that the Time was Not yet Ripe to Speak about them at this Moment : "Not Now", he prefered to simply say, with a smile, without denying those potentially spositive points.

 

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Significantly, Wheeler, together with De Rugy and other Environment Ministers, ostensibly participated, later this Evening, in a Symbolic Collective Event about ReForestation, in a Project supported by Young Kids, presented at Met's superb "Arsenal" Building, with awesome Neo-Classic Orchestra Music, where "Eurofora" and other Journalists had been invited, while Negotiations for the Draft Conclusions of the "G7" Environment Summit were still going on, on the sidelines.

A Surprsing Paradox these Days, was, however, the pittoresque Fact that these "G7" "hot" Discussions on persisting Climate controversies about "Global Warming" were going on, unexpectedly, right in the Midde of an UnPrecedented ... "Cooling" Symptom in Metz and most France, with an Exceptionally Cold Weather, Gizzle, even Snow and Historic Records-Breaking Icy Temperatures in several Locations accross the Country, (including even in De Rugis' base at Brittany Region, with a - 2 degrees Temperature, never seen before for at least a Century !)

Mutatis-mutandis, a Similarly Exceptional Phenomenon, "Eurofora" had witnessed also back on UNO's Climate Summit in Copenhaguen, Denmark, on 2009 (ie. a Decade ago)                                                                                                                             : UnPrecedented Heavy Snowfall and Icy Cold Weather had Blocked, then, both Danish and French Airports, (including even Strasbourg's : sHindering Airplanes to Fly, and Obliging to Stay in Other Cities for 2 or 3 More Days !... Meanwhile, even the World-Famous, sympathetic and Symbolic, "Mermaid" Statute at Copenhaguen's SeaPort, had been ...peppered and Covered by Snow (comp."Eurofora"s original Photo, published then, at: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/snowstorms.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/copenhageneurope.html, etc)...

It's also true that several people have often Speculated about the eventual existence of some High-Tech Inventions, allegedly able to Artificially ...Change the Weather, (spectacularly Pictured, f.ex. at British famous Actor Seen Connery's "Weather Maker" Film). The Chinese spoke about such things as Early as since the Vietnam War, and UNO has already Adopted, at nearby Geneva, an International Convention against Hostile "Modifications of the (Natural) Environment", "EN-MOD", since 1976-1978.

So that, IF, perhaps, someone might, eventually, be somehow "playing piano", nowadays too, with such a kind of, let's say : "Artificial Weather Modification Machine, here or there, one thing matters most in real practice :

- Please, DO more of such kind of "Cooling" also During this Summer's Heatwaves, all the way up to the forthcoming August 2019 "G7" Summit at Biarritz, France : Otherwise, here, it's really, Too Hot !...


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(NDLR : "DraftNews", as send to "Eurofora"s Donors/Subscribes, earlier. A more accurate, full Final Version, might be publised asap).


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Sarkozy and Merkel want deals with Obama on European Security at Strasbourg's NATO 2009 Summit

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In parallel but concording moves, EU Chair, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel both invited this week US-President elect, Barack Obama, to discuss important deals breaking new ground on European Security during the NATO's 60 Years Anniversary Summit of Heads of State in Strasbourg, where Obama is expected to make his 1st visit to Europe as a President on April 2009.

Merkel focused mainly on smoother NATO - EU Defence and Security policy cooperation, while Sarkozy spoke about PanEuropean Security, associating both Russia and the USA, proposing to freeze missile and shields' deployement until an agreement is reached.

But both tackled some hard nuts to crack : Turkey's VETO against the participation of EU Member Cyprus to EU-NATO cooperation, and Russia's anouncement on deployment of missiles up to Kaliningrad, at EU's belly, in reply to USA's wish to set up missile shields in EU States such as Poland or Czech Republic, etc.


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- "Certainly...one of the points that we'll dicuss with the New US President", Barak OBAMA, "who will come f'or the 1st time in Europe as president, at the NATO Summit", co-hosted by France and Germany in Strasbourg, ""concerns, above all, the European Security and Defence Policy" (ESDP), and "the relations between NATO and its partners", with whom it should "work together", anounced earlier this week Merkel.

We must find "a reasonable and adequate concept to articulate NATO and European Security and Defense policy", because of a "series of practical issues, sometimes difficult to understand", but that "we must discuss".

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- "An example" of that is "the issue of Cyprus and Turkey", said Merkel, where Ankara raises problems "from Kosovo up to Afghanistan", as also CoE's chair, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt recently observed in Strasbourg replying to EuroFora's questions.

- "We must do something to smoothen this problem for good, and not only on a case-by-case basis, laboriously negotiated each time". Here, we must find "a reasonable and adequate concept to articulate NATO and European Security and Defense policy", Merkel stressed.

- "With good will from all sides, it could and should be posible. Germany wants also to help on that". Otherwise, "the coming generations will not understand why it took Decades to do so". But, if we "don't even achieve that for Decades, this would be an Historic Failure !", the German Chancellor warned

- "I think that our American partners are increasingly realizing that", Merkel said, pleading for "a stronger European Security and Defence policy, with which, I believe, the Atlantic Security Partnership can also strengthen and solidify".

Meanwhile, USA is also due to take in 2009 a special status inside EU-led EUROCORPS, the European Army HeadQuarters, based in Strasbourg.

Merkel said that after meeting in Berlin with NATO's Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, earlier this week, precisely in order to "prepare NATO's Summit", scheduled for the beginning of April 2009 in Strasbourg.

Scheffe, knows well Strasbourg, since he chaired the CoE, as Holland's Foreign Minister, when he brokered a controversial deal precisely on Turkey and Cyprus about the implementation of ECHR judgements on Greek Cypriot displaced persons' houses and properties in 2003. He returned later at least once, for a WEO meeting at the CoE, where he precisely had highlighted such EU - NATO issues.

EU Commission's 2008 Report on Turkey has just observed that, on European Defense - Security policy, "Turkey continues to object to EU-NATO Cooperation which would involve all EU Member States". "This created Problems for EU-NATO co-operation in the context of Civilian ESDP missions, in particular in Kosovo and Afghanistan".
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 French EU Chair, President Sarkozy and Merkel are visiting Washington on Friday and Saturday for a Global G-20 Summit with current US President George Bush, on the sidelines of which are expected preparatory contacts with US President-elect Obama's entourage, even if himself might stay in Chicago until he takes over on January 21.

Before going to Washington, Sarkozy concluded today an UE - Russia Summit with Dmitry Medvedev, where they "spoke in length on PanEuropean Security" :

- As EU President, I proposed that we meet on mid-2009 in a framework such as OSCE's in order to set the foundations of a Future Pan-European Security, which would associate Russia and USA, and that, meanwhile, nobody speaks about deploying missiles or shields, which complicate the situation".

- NATO's Summit in Strasbourg-Kehl, on April 2009 is a perfect occasion to discuss with our American friends and to prepare a possible OSCE Summit for these issues f.ex. for June or July", Sarkozy concluded.

- We must all abstain from Unilateral measures" dangerous for Europe's security. "Russia only reacted to decisions taken by some other countries. But if they are ready to cooperate, we are ready to discuss. EU could be an intermediary", added Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, before going himself too at the Washington G-20 Economic Summit.

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