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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate


Climate Change is One of the Defining Challenges of our Time
President Obama (July 9): "I don't think I have to emphasize that climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. The science is clear and conclusive, and the impacts can no longer be ignored. Ice sheets are melting. Sea levels are rising. Our oceans are becoming more acidic. And we've already seen its effects on weather patterns, our food and water sources, our health and our habitats. Every nation on this planet is at risk, and just as no one nation is responsible for climate change, no one nation can address it alone. " -Full Text

President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate on March 28, 2009. The Forum is intended to facilitate a candid dialogue among major developed and developing economies, help generate the political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome at the December UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, and advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The 17 major economies participating in the Major Economies Forum are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Denmark, in its capacity as the President of the December 2009 Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the United Nations have also been invited to participate in this dialogue.


Chair’s Summary and Remarks:

- Seventeenth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 24 September 2013 – New York City

- Sixteenth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 18 July 2013 – Krakow, Poland

- Fifteenth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 12 April 2013 – Washington, DC

- Fourteenth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 27 September 2012 – New York City

- Thirteenth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 17 April 2012 – Rome, Italy

Twelfth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 17-18 November 2011 – Arlington, VA

Eleventh Leaders’ Representatives Meeting, 16-17 September 2011 – Washington, DC

- Tenth Leaders' Representative Meeting, 26-27 April 2011 – Brussels, Belgium

- Ninth Leaders' Representative Meeting, 17-18 November 2010 – Crystal City, VA

- Eighth Leaders’ Representative Meeting, 20-21 September 2010 – New York City

- Seventh Leaders’ Representative Meeting, June 30 - July 1, 2010 – Rome, Italy

- Sixth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 19 April 2010 – Washington, DC | Remarks

- Fifth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 18-19 October 2009 – London, United Kingdom | Remarks

- Fourth Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 17-18 September 2009 – Washington, DC

- Third Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 22-23 June 2009 – Jiutepec, Mexico

- Second Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 25-26 May 2009 – Paris, France

- First Leaders' Representatives Meeting, 27-28 April 2009 – Washington, DC


Archives

-11/18/10 Ninth Meeting of the Leaders' Representatives of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Crystal City, VA
-11/17/10 Press Briefing at the Conclusion of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-11/15/10 Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in Crystal City, Virginia ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-09/21/10 Remarks Following the Conclusion of the Ninth Meeting of the Major Economies Forum; Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; New York City
-04/19/10 Press Conference Following the Major Economies Forum; Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-04/08/10 Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-12/14/09 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Global Partnership
-12/14/09 White House Fact Sheet: Clean Energy Technology Announcements (Dec. 14)
-10/18/09 London Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; London, United Kingdom
-09/18/09 Special Briefing on September 17-18 Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; Washington, DC
-07/09/09 Fact Sheet: Meeting the International Clean Energy and Climate Change Challenges
-07/09/09 Declaration of the Leaders the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate
-04/28/09 Special Briefing: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/27/09Secretary Clinton gives remarks at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate
-04/27/09 Remarks at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Loy Henderson Conference Room; Washington, DC
-04/27/09 Preparatory Session for the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/26/09 Secretary Clinton To Speak at First Preparatory Session for the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-03/28/09 President Obama Announces Launch of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Washington, DC


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