Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change 1

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 04:00:00 GMT

The United States is committed to collaborating with other major economies to agree on a detailed contribution for a new global framework by the end of 2008, which would contribute to a global agreement under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change by 2009.

To this end, President Bush asked Secretary Rice to host a meeting of major economies in Washington, D.C., on September 27 – 28, 2007. Bush intends to address the conference. At this meeting, we would seek agreement on the process by which the major economies would, by the end of 2008, agree upon a post-2012 framework that could include a long-term global goal, nationally defined mid-term goals and strategies, and sector-based approaches for improving energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we expect to place special emphasis on how major economies can, in close cooperation with the private sector, accelerate the development and deployment of clean technologies, a critical component of an effective global approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. James L. Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, will serve as Bush’s personal representative.

Invited Participants:
  • United States (host)
  • European Union (Current EU President and European Commission) Plus
  • France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom
  • Japan
  • China
  • Canada
  • India
  • Brazil
  • South Korea
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • United Nations
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  1. robertwjonessr@hotmail.com Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:38:33 GMT

    Mr. Bush, now that we are at an end to his Whitehouse has brought us back to where we were when he went into office. He refused to participate in the Kyoto Accords and with this latest speech wants to make it look like our country is ‘on board’. WE WERE ON BOARD, his administration took us off so he could go in any direction he wanted to for 8 years. We’ll those 8 years are coming to an end and now he’s taking us back to where we were when Mr. Clinton left office. Granted we have been at WAR all those years, yet it would seem the problem of Global Warming cannot be denied 8 years for NOTHING!. If we thought the refugee problem from the Gulf Coast area after Katrina was bad what it would be like with a 20 FT rise in the sea level. I thank him for his service, admire him for his courage, but am confused how we could have ignored this problem until the last year of his adinistration, acting as if nothing changed. This buzz phrase that global warming cannot be done at the expense of the economy is true, a wholesale effort at building wind, high speed rail, and fuel cut over from gasoline to any number of things will create millions of jobs—ALL RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA. Let’s get it on, these oil men have enough money to never go broke.