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Statement from the Press Secretary on the United Nations Climate Change Conference [December 4, 2009]   [open pdf - 35KB]

"This week, the President discussed the status of the negotiations [at the climate conference in Copenhagen] with Prime Minister Rudd, Chancellor Merkel, President Sarkozy, and Prime Minister Brown and concluded that there appears to be an emerging consensus that a core element of the Copenhagen accord should be to mobilize $10 billion a year by 2012 to support adaptation and mitigation in developing countries, particularly the most vulnerable and least developed countries that could be destabilized by the impacts of climate change. The United States will pay its fair share of that amount and other countries will make substantial commitments as well. In Copenhagen, we also need to address the need for financing in the longer term to support adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. Providing this assistance is not only a humanitarian imperative-it's an investment in our common security, as no climate change accord can succeed if it does not help all countries reduce their emissions."

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2009-12-04
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