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November 23, 2013
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COP 19 Closes, Clean Energy Calls for Increased Momentum
at National, International Levels

Washington, DC -- The Business Council for Sustainable Energy released the following statement from Council President Lisa Jacobson in response to the conclusion of the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP)/ 9th Meeting of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

"The Warsaw talks were an important first milestone on the global community's path toward a new international agreement on climate in 2015. COP 19 opened against the devastating destruction of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and finally closed today with countries agreeing to continue moving along this path and to make pledges of contributions of emissions reduction targets and financial pledges prior to COP 21 in Paris.

"The Council led a delegation of business leaders to the COP 19 in Warsaw, to carry the momentum needed and to remind the inter-governmental process that there are existing low-carbon solutions that can help a country deliver greenhouse gas emissions reductions and improve a community's resilience towards a changing climate.

"A swift and efficient political process is needed to enact national policy frameworks that will attract investment and accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies at scale. New institutions under the UNFCCC, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN), offer the capacity to deliver these outcomes, and each will take critical steps in 2014 to bring this reality closer to fruition."

Additionally, please see the BCSE COP19 Factsheet to see how clean energy companies are keeping up the momentum in countries around the world.

Download this statement here.