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Date: 11/25/2008 Location: State Department Image Description: Climate Change Brochure 2008 State Dept PhotoFact Sheet: (2008) text | pdf
Brochure: (2008)
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President Bush committed the United States to an ambitious climate change strategy that will reduce domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to the size of the American economy. The United States will achieve this goal by cutting its GHG intensity -- how much it emits per unit of economic activity -- by 18% over the next 10 years. This strategy will set America on a path to slow the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, and -- as the science justifies -- to stop, and then reverse that growth. The President's policy also continues the United States' leadership role in supporting vital climate change research, laying the groundwork for future action by investing in science, technology, and institutions. In addition, the United States' strategy emphasizes international cooperation and promotes working with other nations to develop an efficient and coordinated response to global climate change. In taking prudent environmental action at home and abroad, the United States is advancing a pro-growth, pro-development approach to addressing this important global challenge.


"America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that will enable us to live our lives less dependent on oil. And these technologies will help us be better stewards of the environment, and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change." -- President Bush, State of the Union Message, 2007

For the complete text of these remarks, please see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/01/20070123-2.html

  
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Date: 12/03/2008 Location: Washington, DC Description: Signing Ceremony With Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Support of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate State Dept PhotoSigning Ceremony With Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Support of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (Dec. 3)
Statement by Under Secretary Dobriansky

Annual Climate Change Conference
The fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-14) will take place December 1-12, 2008, in Poznan, Poland. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Dr. Paula Dobriansky will lead the U.S. delegation. More

Joint Statement  by the United States and Brazil Announcing the Expansion of Cooperation on Biofuels to Advance Energy Security and Promote Sustainable Development (Nov. 20)

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel A. Reifsnyder, Doha, Qatar (Nov. 19)

Panel Discussion: From Poznan to Copenhagen via Washington
Under Secretary Dobriansky attends the Conference on Rising to the Challenge of Climate Change Globally and in the U.S. (Nov. 10) Full Text

Fourth U.S. Climate Action Report (7/27)

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