Secretary of State Hillary Clinton To Head U.S. Delegation to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 12, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will head the U.S. delegation to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, which will take place June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Secretary also plans to meet with key world leaders while at the conference.

Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will serve as alternate head of delegation, and Todd Stern, Special Envoy on Climate Change, will serve as chief negotiator. This conference commemorates 20 years since the June 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (the “Earth Summit”).

In addition to Secretary Clinton, Administrator Jackson, and Special Envoy Stern, the U.S. delegation will include the following U.S. Government representatives:

  • Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Ambassador of the United States to Brazil
  • Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
  • Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council
  • Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Department of State
  • Reta Jo Lewis, Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of State
  • Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Department of State
  • Don Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Elizabeth L. Littlefield, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Other members of the U.S. delegation include technical experts from the Department of State, the United States Mission to the UN, the United States Agency for International Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy and the Treasury Department. They will also be accompanied by nine Private Sector Advisors representing business, state and local officials, nongovernment organizations, youth, women, and labor.

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H/T Climate Depot

CAJ noteCFACT is running a fundraiser to send their own team to Rio:

…After the UN conference,  they plan to send the agenda to capitals and town halls around the globe in an effort to “save the planet.”

Many will fall for their lies…

…the socialists who drafted the documents place both nature and man in jeopardy. They call for curbs on “any technologies that might imply a serious risk for the environment or human society, including in particular synthetic biology, geo-engineering, genetic modification, nuclear energy and nanotechnology.”

Friend, this curtails the very technologies that allow us to provide for people’s needs in the most efficient, least intrusive manner. Few policies are more counterproductive than forcing people to grow low yield crops that are susceptible to insects and drought, or to rely on inefficient energy technologies…

…I helped to co-found CFACT in 1985 and we have grown to become a thorn in the side of left-wing organizations around the globe, especially at UN conferences. You’ve probably visited our website, run by Marc Morano, called ClimateDepot. And you no doubt know our partner, Lord Monckton.

Both Marc and Lord Monckton will attend Rio as part of CFACT’s delegation, if I have your support right now.

We’ve learned the tricks that radical enviros pull at these important UN conferences, hidden from protesters and questioning media. We’re a voice which stands up for true freedom and environment protection — through capitalism and property rights.

In fact, it was CFACT who exposed the UN’s plan to institute an international climate court in Africa last year to bring our government to heel!

Imagine what would have happened if we weren’t there!…

Read their entire “ask” here and give if you can.

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