Pocantico Report Release
International Climate Efforts Beyond 2012
Report of the
Climate Dialogue at Pocantico
On November 15, 2005, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change announced the release of a major new report outlining options and recommendations for advancing the international climate change effort post-2012. The report is from the Climate Dialogue at Pocantico, a group of 25 senior policymakers and stakeholders from 15 countries convened by the Pew Center.
The report was formally released at an event in the US Senate Foreign Relations hearing room, hosted by Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Indiana) and Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-Delaware), the committee's Chairman and Ranking Minority Member.
At the event, Senators Lugar and Biden announced the introduction of a joint Sense of the Senate resolution, S. Res. 312, calling for the United States to participate in negotiations under the Framework Convention on Climate Change to establish mitigation commitments by all major GHG-emitting countries.
- Download the full report:
International Climate Efforts Beyond 2012 – Report of the Climate Dialogue at Pocantico (English, Chinese, French or Spanish).
- Pew Center press release on new report.
- Download the Lugar-Biden Climate Change Resolution (pdf).
- Senator Richard G. Lugar's press release on S. Res. 312 (pdf).
- Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s press release on S. Res. 312 (pdf).
- Eileen Claussen's statement on S. Res. 312 (pdf).
Senator Richard Lugar's praise for the Dialogue before the U.N. Security Council (February 6, 2006).
Climate Dialogue at Pocantico: Supporting Statements (all pdf format)
- Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
- Alain J.P. Belda, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa Inc.
- R. Leigh Clifford, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto plc
- Thulani Gcabashe, Chief Executive, Eskom
- Connie Hedegaard, Minister for the Environment, Denmark
- Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Dupont
- Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute
- Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, Ambassador for the Global Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
- William K. Reilly, Administrator, U.S. EPA (1989-93)
- John W. Rowe, Chairman, President and CEO, Exelon Corporation
- Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
- Phillip Sharp, President, Resources for the Future
- Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
Background on The Climate Dialogue at Pocantico