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The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed our nation's energy, economic and national security challenges during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

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Roadmap from Poznan to Copenhagen - Preconditions for Success

International Roadmap Hearing to Explore Challenges in Crafting Successor to Kyoto Agreement

Ahead of the next round of ambitious United Nations climate talks, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing to explore the challenges facing both the United States and the international community in creating an effective international response to climate change.

A panel of diplomatic and climate expert witnesses informed the Select Committee on what must be accomplished prior to the Copenhagen meeting, what to expect with regard to the ongoing negotiation processes, and the challenges for success post-Copenhagen.

WHAT: Select Committee briefing and hearing, "Roadmap from Poznan to Copenhagen –  Preconditions for Success"

WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

WHEN: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009, 10:00 AM

OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey

John Bruton, Delegation of the European Commission and Ambassador to the U.S.
--additional EU communication
Elliot Diringer, Vice President of International Strategies at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Rob Bradley, Director of the International Climate Policy Initiative at the World Resources Institute
Karen Alderman Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy.

CLICK HERE to read the full hearing transcript.


Ambassador Bruton
Ambassador Bruton briefs the Committee

Chairman Markey & Witnesses
Chairman Markey and the witnesses after the hearing


Full video archive of hearing.


Chairman Markey's Opening Statment

Rob Bradley's statement before the Committee.

Chairman Markey asks a Brandeis student's question during the hearing as part of the National Teach-In.

Chairman's Closing Statement

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