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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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Preparing for Copenhagen: How Developing Countries Are Fighting Climate Change

Select Committee Hearing on Emerging Economies and Global Warming

Historic emissions of industrialized countries like the United States are far higher than those of developing countries, and per capita emissions of industrialized countries are much higher than in developing countries. Nevertheless, looking at the absolute emissions of countries, it is becoming clear that the climate crisis cannot be solved without efforts of all major emitters. This includes countries like Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa.
The Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming held a hearing entitled, “Preparing for Copenhagen: How Developing Countries Are Fighting Climate Change” to look at current efforts of developing nations to fight climate change and what this means for the climate negotiations in Copenhagen at the end of 2009.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing: “Preparing for Copenhagen: How Developing Countries Are Fighting Climate Change”
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 9:30 AM
WHERE: 210 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC
OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey


Mr. Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Ms. Barbara Finamore, China Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Mr. Ned Helme, President, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
Mr. Lee Lane, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

CLICK HERE to read the official hearing transcript.


Full video archive of hearing.


Carter Roberts' testimony

Chairman Markey's first Question-And-Answer period

Chairman Markey's second question-and-answer period

Closing remarks from each of the panel members


Chairman Markey with the witnesses

Congressmen Salazar, Hall, and Cleaver

Chairman Markey

Witnesses Ms. Finamore, Mr. Helme, Mr. Roberts, and Mr. Lane

Mr. Carter Roberts

Ms. Barbara Finamore

Mr. Ned Helme

Mr. Lee Lane

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