Climate Week: Climate Change Takes Center Stage

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:30:00 GMT

During the last week of September, three high-profile global meetings will address the challenge of climate change. On Monday, September 24, the United Nations will convene a unique High-Level Session of the General Assembly, at which dozens of heads of states will address this topic. Starting Wednesday, September 26, the Clinton Global Initiative will bring governments, business, NGOs and media together to catalyze concrete action to address climate change. Starting Thursday, September 27, the Bush administration will host representatives of leaders from 15 major economies for an unprecedented meeting on this topic.

To preview these events and assess their significance, Brookings will host a forum on Friday September 21. After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

  • Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution
  • Carlos Pascual, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Yvo de Boer, Executive Director, United Nations, Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • David B. Sandalow, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, chair of the Energy & Climate Working Group at the Clinton Global Initiative

Ambassador Room Hilton Embassy Row 2015 Massachusetts Ave, NW


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