COP21 News: Interview with Bas Eickhout

Bas Eickhout, an MEP from the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, and a member of the European Parliament’s Paris Delegation, told us that the “text won’t be a Green dream anymore, but with the given options, you can still go for the more ambitious one.” With regards to the role of the European Union, Bas highlights a problem of speed, as “we need to move quickly, yet the EU has to to call-up 28 capitals” in order to find a common position. Moreover, Bas believes that Greens “have to welcome the agreement, because what is very important is that now, for the first time, we have a climate deal which 195 countries have signed-up to.” Watch the full interview with Bas here.