World Climate Conference 3

New Science Report Underscores Urgency of Climate Change Threat

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presenting the new report on climate change

“It is extremely likely that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations.”

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Secretary Kerry on New Report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

With this report, we have yet another round of authoritative, peer-reviewed science to prove it.

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State’s Frantz: 10 Takeaways from Obama’s Speech at West Point

Doug Frantz: “In his commencement address to the graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, President Obama laid out his vision of America’s leadership on the global stage. Here are 10 highlights that drew my attention.”

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The U.S. National Climate Assessment Fact Sheet: What Climate Change Means for Regions across America and Major Sectors of the Economy

Today, delivering on a major commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration is unveiling the third U.S. National Climate Assessment – —the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever generated of climate change and its impacts across every region of America and major sectors of the U.S. economy.

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U.S. Will Show Climate Change Action at New Negotiating Round

This year's United Nations climate change meeting will be held in Warsaw, Poland.

A U.S. team goes to the 2013 round of negotiations on global climate change ready to demonstrate that the United States has taken “robust action” to reduce the nation’s level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Development Conference Ends with Pledge to Future Generations

Clinton speaking at Rio+20

The key to achieving sustainable economic growth while preserving environmental resources will be new ideas, pragmatism and optimism about “a more prosperous future,” said Secretary of State Clinton in a speech June 22 at the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, as it concluded in Rio de Janeiro.

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Clinton Head of U.S. Delegation to Rio+20 in Brazil

Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will serve as alternate head of delegation, and Todd Stern, Special Envoy on Climate Change, will serve as chief negotiator.

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State’s Lewis at Road to Rio Conference

Rio+20 is about the future. The United States believes that Rio+20 should be a different kind of meeting, one that transforms the multilateral approach to sustainable development and incorporates its concepts across all sectors.

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Reta Jo Lewis: Regional Governments Play an Important Role in Sustainable Development Efforts

Reta Jo Lewis spoke at the opening of the Road to Rio – R20 Conference in Geneva March 7, 2012.

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U.S. Climate Change Envoy Prepares for Talks

International cooperative actions to mitigate climate change will be up for discussion when a major international meeting convenes in Durban, South Africa, November 28 through December 9. The chief U.S. negotiator, Todd Stern, expects that this year’s session on the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will build on progress made in the last two years.

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