Barroso defends EU's climate strategy

Commission president convinced unilateral 20 per cent reduction pledge plus offer of further cuts is "right way to go"

European commission president Jose Manuel Barroso defended the EU's dual-track approach to international climate negotiations on Tuesday, saying he was convinced "more than ever that it's the right way to go".

Mr Barroso was responding to doubts over the policy raised by parliamentarians at a joint meeting on climate change of members of the European and EU member state parliaments.  The strategy "offers an incentive to other countries" to match the EU commitment, he insisted at the gathering in Brussels.

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