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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: The U.S. Role in International Climate Finance: A Blueprint for Near-Term Leadership
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: The U.S. Role in International Climate Finance: A Blueprint for Near-Term Leadership

Washington D.C.—On Monday, December 6th, the Center for American Progress and the Alliance for Climate Protection will host a press call to announce the release of a report entitled “U.S. Role in International Climate Finance: A Blueprint for Near-Term Leadership.” The report, based on analysis by Climate Advisers and Project Catalyst, argues that it is in the best interest of the United States to lead on international climate finance, and that doing so is possible despite current economic and political hurdles.

Even if all existing emissions mitigation pledges for 2020 are met, a substantial gap will remain in the reductions needed to limit climate change to 2 degrees Celsius. To fill this gap, the report advises that the United States help create and lead a global partnership between developed and developing nations to accelerate climate actions through new international investments in clean energy technologies, energy efficiency, tropical forest conservation and climate adaptation. The report provides a blueprint outlining this engagement from now until 2015, including recommendations for specific new U.S. initiatives and for financing investment through public budget resources, carbon markets, development bank lending, and private financing.

What: A press call to discuss US leadership on climate finance

Who:

Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO, Alliance for Climate Protection

John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Nigel Purvis, President and CEO, Climate Advisers

When: Monday, December 6th at 10:00am EST

Call info: (877) 210-8943

Conference ID: 29135315

To RSVP to the call, please contact Laura Pereyra at 202.203.8689 or via email at lpereyra@americanprogress.org.

 

**Please note, this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded.**

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The Alliance for Climate Protection was founded in 2006 by Al Gore, Nobel laureate and former Vice President of the United States. With more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide, the Alliance is a unique nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to educating the global community about the urgency of implementing comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis.