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Press Teleconference: United States On Board With the Copenhagen Accord
What it means in the Senate and for International Climate Negotiations
Press teleconference from February 1, 2010, following the United State's association with the Copenhagen Accord and emissions reduction target, as well as other nation's mitigation actions submitted for the January 31 deadline. Alden Meyer, Keya Chatterjee, and David Waskow examine these and other key developments since the Copenhagen climate talks.
United States On Board With The Copenhagen Accord
What it Means in the Senate and for International Climate Negotiations
The United States on Thursday officially notified the UNFCCC of its “desire to be associated with the Copenhagen Accord,” committing to 17% reductions below 2005 levels, pending domestic climate and energy legislation. The U.S. is joined by major developing countries, the EU, Japan and others in submitting plans for their mitigation actions before the January 31 deadline outlined in the agreement.
On Monday, February 1, reporters are invited to participate in a tele-press conference to examine these and other key developments since the Copenhagen climate talks. Speakers will cover the potential impact of the U.S. submission on domestic legislation, the significance of the major developing countries’ actions under the Copenhagen Accord and the different roads forward for international climate negotiations in 2010. Speakers will also address potential sources of international finance in the U.S. FY2011 Budget and additional avenues for the United States to live up to the financial commitments made in the accord.
- Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Keya Chatterjee, Director, Climate Program, World Wildlife Fund
- David Waskow, Climate Change Program Director, Oxfam America
WHEN: Monday, February 1, 2010, 9:15 AM Eastern
RECORDING: Download MP3 (46 minutes)
Participants are also encouraged to visit USCAN’s Who’s On Board With the Copenhagen Accord page, a comprehensive, up to date chart of how countries are engaging with the agreement:
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