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International Climate Change Policy

The Council's international policy work focuses on the promotion of clean energy technologies as solutions to global climate change, local air quality and energy access and infrastructure challenges.  Through this work, the Council is prominent industry voice under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where negotiations are underway to adopt a post-2012 multilateral framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Upcoming Events

International Activities Task Force Meeting, Wednesday, June 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Office of the BCSE, 1620 Eye Street, NW Suite 501, Washington, DC 20006.

Committee Meeting Summaries

Report from UNFCCC Meetings

Bonn, Germany - June 1 - 12, 2009

Poznan, Poland - COP 14, December 1 - 12, 2008

Accomplishments & Workplan

Documents for Member Review & Comment

None at this time.

Recently Circulated Committee Documents

International Policy Work

Here are the key documents related to the Council's international policy work.

Policy Statements

Press Releases 

 International Outreach & UN Representation

UNFCCC Schedule for 2009

March 30 – April 9, 2009: UNFCCC Meeting in Bonn, Germany

June 1 - 12, 2009 : UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies Meeting in Bonn, Germany.

August 10 - 14, 2009 : UNFCCC Intersessional informal consultations in Bonn, Germany

September 28 - October 9, 2009: UNFCCC meeting in Bangkok, Thailand; Ninth session of the AWG-KP and seventh session of the AWG-LCA

November 2-6, 2009: UNFCCC meeting in Barcelona, Spain; Resumed Ninth session of the AWG-KP and seventh session of the AWG-LCA

December 7 – 18, 2009: UNFCCC COP-15/CMP-5 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more information:

Links to International Websites

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): http://unfccc.int/

United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD): http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/review.htm

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Energy Program: http://www.iisd.org/

International Energy Agency: http://www.iea.org/

Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures Database: http://www.iea.org/textbase/pm/index_effi.asp

Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database: http://www.iea.org/textbase/pm/grindex.aspx
Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/

International Partner Organizations

International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE): http://www.i-cse.org/

Australian Clean Energy Council: http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/

The European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5): http://www.e5.org/

UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy (UK BCSE): https://www.bcse.org.uk/

Staff Contact

If you have specific questions regarding this committee, please contact Laura Tierney at the Council, ltierney(at)www.bcse.org or Tel: 202-785-0507.