Pew Environment Group Statement on the Opening of President Obama’s Global Warming Forum

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Washington, DC - 04/27/2009 - Kevin S. Curtis, Deputy Director of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement on the start of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate.

“By bringing together the world’s major economies, President Obama is investing significant political capital in addressing global warming with his counterparts in other nations. He must also continue working with Congress so that he can go to Copenhagen with a U.S. commitment.
 
“The nations participating in today’s meeting account for more than 80 percent of the world’s global warming pollution.  By working with countries like China and India towards common goals President Obama is sending a clear signal to Congress that his administration is committed to addressing global warming and that he is asking other countries to join him."

The Pew Environment Group is the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-governmental organization that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improving public policy, informing the public and stimulating civic life. www.pewglobalwarming.org 


Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, visit the main Pew Campaign on Global Warming page.

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