Sunday, December 13, 2009
Obama's Science Advisor says REDD important
Blogging from the Woods Hole Research Center/IPAM dinner at COP15
John Holdren speech before a dinner (the Customs House, Copenhagen)
paraphrased quotes only.
The President understands with great clarity the challenges of climate change and tropical forests.
And he understands we have a great opportunity. He knows REDD provides some of the greatest opportunities to get lots of early carbon emission reductions.
I have spoken with the president at length on climate change and the issue of REDD.The US will play its appropriate role. There have been some bumps in the negotiations. There always are. But we will move to a better outcome.