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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 30, 2007


Climate Change Meeting on Mitigation

Senior Climate Negotiator and Special Representative Dr. Harlan L. Watson will lead the U.S. delegation to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III meeting that is scheduled to review and approve a Summary for Policy Makers on "Mitigation of Climate Change" in Bangkok, Thailand, April 30-May 4, 2007.

The Working Group III report concerns scientific, technological, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change. This report's objective is to provide authoritative and timely information on all aspects of technologies and socioeconomic policies, including cost-effective measures to control greenhouse gas emissions. It will address projected future emissions and their drivers, available mitigation options, mitigation potentials and associated cost, and ancillary benefits associated with a range of sectors.

The U.S. is leading the world in significant investments in climate change science and technology that provide a thorough understanding of climate research critical to the policy process. The U.S. is engaged both domestically and internationally in a broad range of activities aimed at developing and deploying clean energy technologies, promoting energy efficiency, and sustaining economic growth. Without the U.S. investments, the world's understanding of scientific and technical issues relating to climate change would be far less robust.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Program and the World Meteorological Organization to periodically undertake comprehensive and objective assessments of scientific and technical aspects of climate change

For further information contact Megan Barnett at (202) 716-9938.

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Released on April 30, 2007

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