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Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP-12)
  

Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP-12)

Assistant Secretary Dobrianky at COP-12.

President Bush and his Administration are firmly committed to taking sensible action on climate change, which is a serious, long-term challenge. The Administration's climate change policy is science-based, encourages research breakthroughs that lead to technological innovation, and takes advantage of the power of markets to bring those technologies into widespread use.

Our growth-oriented strategy encourages meaningful global participation through an integrated agenda of practical actions that address the interlinked objectives of improved energy security, improved air quality and public health, and reduced greenhouse gas intensity in ways that will help ensure the continued economic growth and prosperity for our citizens and for citizens throughout the world. Economic growth provides the resources that enable investment in the technologies and practices we need to address the rise in greenhouse gases. Economic growth is also essential for reducing the poverty plaguing hundreds of million of people around the globe.

In 2002, the President set an ambitious goal to reduce the U.S. economy's greenhouse gas intensity by 18% by 2012 as a first step toward a long-term effort to slow, and as the science justifies, stop and then reverse the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

--11/16/06  Joint Press Statement From U.S. and Australia Delegations in Nairobi Climate Action Partnership: Announcement of New Projects
--11/15/06  Remarks at the U.S. Side Event at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; Paula Dobriansky , Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs and Head of the United States Delegation ; Remarks to the High-level Segment ; Nairobi, Kenya
--11/15/06  U.S. Climate Change Policy; Paula Dobriansky , Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs and Head of the United States Delegation; Remarks to the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; Nairobi, Kenya
--11/06/06  Fact Sheet: The United States and Africa: Building Resilience to Climate Change and Variability, Conserving Forests, Securing Energy for Africa 's Future
--11/06/06  Making Progress at the Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP-12); Dr. Harlan L. Watson, Senior Climate Negotiator and Special Representative and Alternate Head of the U.S. Delegation; Remarks to COP 12 Press Conference; Nairobi, Kenya
--10/30/06  Publication: USA Energy Needs, Clean Development and Climate Change Partnerships in Action; Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC

  
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