The Committee on Economic Affairs and Development congratulates
the rapporteur, Mr Prescott, and the Committee on the Environment,
Agriculture, and Local and Regional Affairs for this excellent report,
which it fully supports. The committee is convinced that climate
change is a major challenge for our economies and requires them
to make far-reaching adjustments and changes to preserve the quality
of life of future generations. The current global economic crisis
affords us a unique opportunity to carry these changes through.