Press Release: International Climate Change Conference Draws Deputy Prime Minister and Other High-Level Speakers

For Immediate Release
March 30, 2000

International Climate Change Conference Draws Deputy Prime Minister and Other High-Level Speakers

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change and The Royal Institute of International Affairs will co-host an international conference on Innovative Policy Solutions to Global Climate Change. Government officials, business executives, and individuals from the non-governmental and academic communities will gather in Washington D.C. on April 25 and 26 to discuss progressive yet pragmatic solutions to climate change being undertaken in industrialized countries.

The conference will feature:

  • John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom;
  • Jan Pronk, Minister for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, The Netherlands;
  • Robert Hill, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Australia;
  • Rodney Chase, Deputy Group Chief Executive, BP Amoco; and
  • Theodore Roosevelt, IV, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Inc.

Panel topics will include common policy approaches (taxes, trading and negotiated agreements), crosscutting issues such as competitiveness and trade, energy and transportation sector policies, and state and local level programs.
The Pew Center will also co-sponsor with the Shell Foundation Sustainable Energy Programme a roundtable discussion on Developing Country Perspectives to climate change. Bakary Kante of the United Nations Environment Programme has been invited to chair the discussion, which will feature Luiz Gylvan Meira, Espen Ronneberg and other distinguished individuals from various developing countries. There is no fee to register for the Roundtable.

To register, contact Pilliod Meeting Planning at +1 (202) 544-7900.