In case you missed it, the United States has a new climate change envoy: Todd Stern. Though it’s been only about week since he was appointed by Secretary of State Clinton, Stern is coming out running... At least rhetorically. Here’s how Stern described the challenge ahead:Vigorous Diplomacy Needed
The time for denial, delay, and dispute is over. The time for the United States to take up its rightful place at the negotiating table is here.
We can only meet the climate challenge with a response that is genuinely global. We will need to engage in vigorous, dramatic diplomacy.
All Major Carbon Emitters Must Take Part
The Secretary of State also had some encouraging words on the matter,
As we take steps at home we will also vigorously pursue negotiations, those sponsored by the United Nations and those as the sub-global, regional and bilateral level, that can lead to binding international climate agreements.
No solution is feasible without all major emitting nations joining together and playing an important part.
via: Thomson Reuters Carbon Community
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