Press Release: Can Nations Form A Strategy to Ensure They All Do Their Fair Share Against Global Warming?

For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2001

Contact:  Katie Mandes
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  Dale Curtis:
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Fighting Fair Against Climate Change: Can Nations Form A Strategy to Ensure They All Do Their Fair Share Against Global Warming?

In recent weeks, global climate change has emerged as a front-page issue in United States and abroad. Next week, leaders and experts from around the world gather in Washington to explore one of the thorniest issues in the climate change debate: how to ensure fair and reasonable action by all nations, both rich and poor. Join the Pew Center on Global Climate Change for a timely conference on Equity and Global Climate Change.

Who:Political leaders, experts, advocates and businesses from some 40 countries. Featured speakers include:
  • Jan Pronk, current chair of the international climate change negotiations and Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment of The Netherlands;
  • Robert Watson, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC);
  • Robert Hill, Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage;
  • Raúl Estrada-Oyuela, Special Representative for International Environmental Affairs of the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme; and
  • Sam Brownback, United States Senator from Kansas.
When:Tuesday, April 17th and Wednesday, April 18th beginning at 8:00am.
Where:The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Metro: Farragut North

The Pew Center was established in May 1998 by the Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the United States' largest philanthropies and an influential voice in efforts to improve the quality of the environment. The Pew Center is an independent, nonprofit, and non-partisan organization dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. The Pew Center is led by Eileen Claussen, the former U.S.Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. The Pew Center includes the Business Environmental Leadership Council, which is composed of more than 30 largely Fortune 500 corporations all working with the Pew Center to address issues related to climate change. The companies do not contribute financially to the Pew Center -- it is solely supported by contributions from charitable foundations.