Strengthening the International Climate Effort in Cancún

Featuring Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, Special Representative for Climate Change, Mexico

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Mexican Embassy to the United States will hold a public briefing in Washington, DC, on the global climate change negotiations featuring Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, Special Representative for Climate Change, Mexico.

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 12:00-1:00PM

Where: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210 

One year after the Copenhagen climate summit, governments will gather November 29 to December 10 in Cancún for the sixteenth Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The United States and other countries hope to build on the political consensus among leaders in Copenhagen with formal decisions in Cancún on issues including mitigation, adaptation, finance, forestry, and transparency. As host of the conference, the Mexican government plays a critical role in facilitating the negotiations, working with the parties to steer the process to a successful outcome.  Ambassador de Alba will provide an overview of the negotiations and expectations for Cancún.