Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing

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Dr. Pershing addressed elected officials and their principal staff on the outcome of the pre-COP 16 meeting recently held in Bonn, Germany. Dr. Pershing gave an overview of the effects, impact and importance of the United States’ reengagement in Global Climate Change negotiations. He commended state and local elected officials and their communities for sustainable initiatives, and emphasized that they have an enormous wealth of power regarding the implementation of policies impacting climate change. Participants included principal staff of elected officials, elected tribal officials, and representatives from state and local associations.