2015 Paris International Climate Negotiations: Examining the Economic and Environmental Impacts, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, October 20, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is a testimony compilation of the October 20, 2015 hearing "2015 Paris International Climate Negotiations: Examining the Economic and Environmental Impacts" held before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of John Barrasso: "Today, we are examining the objectives and the intentions of the administration's international climate negotiations in Paris, as well as the potential ramifications for the United States. The International Climate Change Conference will take place from November 30 to December 11 in Paris this year. With this event happening in a matter of a little more than a month, I think it's important that we examine what this administration plans to accomplish in Paris. So I am pleased to welcome our witness from the State Department, Mr. Todd Stern. He is the United States Special Envoy for Climate Change, and will be the lead negotiator for the Paris climate change conference. He has a unique perspective as to what it is that this administration is negotiating for in any climate change deal, and what any final deal may look like." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Todd D. Stern.

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