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BCSE/ICSE Addresses Plenary at UN Climate Change Conference on Behalf of Clean Energy Industry

December 10,  Poznan, Poland -  Lisa Jacobson, Executive Director, BCSE delivered an intervention on behalf of the International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE) before the closing plenary of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action at the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework on Climate Change Convention. 


In the remarks, Ms. Jacobson stressed that the "Current economic situation requires dramatic investments in existing clean energy sources and technologies as the foundation for competitive economies.  Strong government signals are needed to accomplish these benefits."  She went on to urge the UN delegates to engage the clean energy business sector in the upcoming deliberations - as existing clean energy and energy efficiency technologies offer a first phase solution to climate change mitigation.


The ICSE is a coalition of over 750 clean energy companies and business organizations worldwide, represented by the Clean Energy Council of Australia, and the European, United Kingdom and United States Business Councils for Sustainable Energy. The statement was presented by the ICSE on behalf of its members and other business groups such as the Global Wind Energy Council, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and Carbon Market Investor Services.


Please click here to watch a webcast of the intervention.


Please click here to read the full text of the intervention.