**EVENT CANCELLED: Unfortunately due to important state matters, The Rt. Hon. David Miliband, MP has been forced to cancel his trip to Washington.**
The British government has long been at the forefront of international action to address climate change and the Rt. Hon. David Miliband MP, “Labour’s Rising Star,” is now leading that effort as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Late last year, Secretary Miliband introduced legislation in Parliament that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions 60% by 2050 with hard five-year benchmarks to ensure action is taken in the short and long-term. The recent release of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, an influential report published by the British Treasury that examined for the first time the devastating impact climate change could have on global economic output, only underscore the importance of this and other efforts to address the causes of climate change.
The Rt. Hon. David Miliband, MP, UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
John D. Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress