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
WITNESS LIST & TESTIMONY:
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.
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Ambassador Bruton briefs the Committee
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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