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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 6, 2004

United States to Participate in United Nations Climate Change Conference

The tenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 6-17, 2004. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky will head the U.S. delegation.

At the Conference, the United States will seek to advance the Administrationís message that robust scientific research is needed to better understand global climate change, that technology provides the best path forward to address this long-term issue, and that partnerships among key countries and with the private sector are fundamental to meeting common climate change goals.

The United States is implementing an aggressive and comprehensive climate change policy with the objective of reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions relative to the size of the American economy. The President's policy also continues the U.S. leadership role in supporting vital climate change research, laying the groundwork for future action by investing in science, technology, and institutions. In addition, the U.S. strategy emphasizes international cooperation and promotes collaboration with other nations to develop an efficient and coordinated response to global climate change. In taking practical action at home and abroad, the United States is advancing a pro-growth, pro-development approach to addressing this important global challenge.

For more information and background on U.S. climate change policy and actions, please see: http://www.state.gov/g/oes/climate/.

Delegation Press Contact:
Susan Povenmire, U.S. Department of State


Released on December 6, 2004

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