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Speaker Events - Friday, March 27, 2009

Australian Senator Penny Wong Discusses the Elements of an Effective Global Climate Change Agreement

On March 27th, IPI hosted Senator Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water of Australia, who spoke on the key components needed for an effective global climate change agreement, including cap-and-trade emissions schemes and cooperation with developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Following the event, Sen. Wong gave an interview to Reuters, which can be viewed here.

Sen. Wong’s visit to IPI, where she took part in our Speaker Series, comes ahead of Australia’s submission of a proposal to UN climate negotiators this week in Germany. World leaders hope to finalize a new climate treaty in Copenhagen in December.

Sen. Penny Wong was appointed to the Federal Cabinet in the Kevin Rudd Labor government as the Minister for Climate Change and Water in December 2007.

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