Skip to comments.Top policy-makers and economists to hold symposium about US action on climate change [RINO/Rat/NWO]
Posted on 03/03/2009 7:30:20 PM PST by rabscuttle385
March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill.
Embargoed: February 18, 2009, 6:00 a.m. EST
Contact: Ben Edwards Email:Bedwards@cgdev.org, Tel: +1 202 416 0740
Further information available at www.usclimatesymposium.com
WASHINGTON, February 17, 2009 - U.S. legislators and business leaders will meet with experts on climate change economics and policy at the Capitol building in March to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. U.S. and international policymakers will join climate experts for the one day bipartisan and bicameral event. The cosponsoring Senators to date are Senators Bingaman (D-NM), McCain (R-AZ), Snowe (R-ME) and Stabenow (D-MI).
The symposium, "U.S. Climate Change Action: A Global Economic Perspective," will foster discussion about how the economic opportunities of U.S. climate policy, such as new technologies and job growth, can be fully captured and how the costs can best be mitigated. In addition, speakers will describe successes from other countries in combating climate change.
The event is being organized by three leading Washington think tanks, the Center for Global Development (CGD), the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), together with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which is chaired by the economist, Nicholas Stern, author of the highly influential report "The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review" in 2006.
The symposium will open with a high-level morning discussion about how to advance U.S. climate policy in light of the global economic context and the upcoming climate change negotiations in December 2009. Participants in this morning session will include members of Congress, state governors, CEOs, distinguished economists, and international climate leaders.
This conversation will be followed by a press conference to discuss the themes and key outcomes of the discussion. The symposium will continue in the afternoon with several presentations on key aspects of the climate change debate, including the costs of inaction, managing the costs of climate policy, pursuing the opportunities of a low-carbon economy, and reaching a global solution. The speakers and line-up for the event will be announced at a later date.
Lord Stern, who is also I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE, said: It is now very clear from evidence across the world that we risk far more through weak or delayed efforts to reduce levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases than if we take strong and early action. Although we are in the grips of a global financial crisis in 2009, the potential impacts of the global climate crisis are even worse, so we cannot afford to delay action on greenhouse gas emissions. The United States now has a tremendous opportunity to put in place policies that will promote sustainable economic growth and demonstrate to the world the advantages of developing and using low-carbon technologies.
CGD president Nancy Birdsall says a global agreement will only be possible if developing countries see it as just. Rich countries are responsible for most of the emissions already in the atmosphere and our per capita greenhouse gas emissions are several times higher than that of the developing countries, she says. But developing world emissions are growing very rapidly. The conference will highlight the importance of joint efforts to address the threat of runaway climate change.
Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute, suggests that the coming policy changes on global warming will lead to profound reforms in the world economic order: The new global regime on climate change is likely to produce the largest changes in the international economic architecture since the creation of the Bretton Woods system after the Second World War. The new rules and institutional arrangements will have dramatic implications for the multilateral trading system as well as for environmental management itself.
WRI president Jonathan Lash says Congress has begun serious debate on climate legislation, confronting genuinely difficult issues of policy. This is a chance for members of Congress to interact with the world‟s top climate and economic experts.
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According to media reports, Jim Rogers of Duke Energy, John Chambers of Cisco Systems, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, and others were in attendance at the "bipartisan" conference organized by Democrat Sens. Bingaman and Stabenow and "Republican" Sens. McCain and Snowe.
Folks, IMHO, this conference sounds fishy...because, having spent enough time in an academic setting, every time folks at such conferences start talking about "justice" they usually mean terrible things for the sovereignty and freedom of these United States and her citizens.
McCain is at the center of this, and just like with amnesty, the bailout, and his "loss" to Obama, he is willing to sell you and your children into slavery to gain more power in the "New World Order."
But, of course, the usual suspects will show up here and call me deranged.
McCain is a NWO POS and is as dangerous to the United States as Obama.
There's just something so dumb about that sentence fragment.
let’s hold one on fairy tales too
I want one on Chinese, Indian and pan-African action...
Throwing billions of taxpayer dollars into trying to control the weather.
Why don't they just work on creating more rain? Cool down the earth and solve the water problem at the same time.
What a bunch of jokers.
From McCain's twittering, today:
meeting with the French Defense Minister, Herve Morin
about 9 hours ago from web
taking a break for policy lunch
about 10 hours ago from web
about 12 hours ago from web
meeting with PM Tony Blair
about 15 hours ago from web
When Mr. McCain does this sort of stuff, I can’t blame those 4 million Republicans for staying home last November. However, Congress might have been better off if they HAD gone out and voted.
As for Olympia Snowe, well, what do you expect from a Porkulus-supporting traitor?
I have it up to here (here being I’m Michael Jordan standing on the Eiffel Tower with arm raised above my head) with “Climate Change” and “Green Politics” and media attempts to ridicule the opposition. It’s an excuse to push socialism, period. Green is red.
To even seen supposed conservatives harp on climate change is disgusting.
The ‘right’ in Europe’s has ignorantly embraced the issue full throttle.
I’m convinced voters here (Aside from rich liberals) don’t really give a f*** about “going green”.
Totally right about the NWO. Tim Geithner is their butt boy.
“The Center for Global Development is an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor. Through a combination of research and strategic outreach, the Center actively engages policymakers and the public to influence the policies of the United States, other rich countries, and such institutions as the World Bank, the IMF, and the World Trade Organization to improve the economic and social development prospects in poor countries. CGD was recently ranked among the worlds top think tanks (number 15 out of several thousand such research organizations) in an independent survey-based ranking published in Foreign Policy magazine.”
Foreign Policy mag. = Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
McCain “champions” control on government spending but not only buys into the global warming scam,he promotes it and the absolute waste of taxpayer dollars money it takes to keep the scam alive. The man is deranged.
Here is something new today re: Climate change.
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