The Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Environmental Defense Fund and Ronald Reagan International Trade Center invite you to a panel discussion on
The Road to Copenhagen: Perspectives on Brazil, China and India, featuring:
Marina Silva, Senator for the Brazilian Amazon state of Acre
Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Director, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institute
Raymond E. Vickery Jr., Senior Vice-President, Albright Stonebridge Group
Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
Stephan Schwartzman, Director for Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund.
Monday, October 26, 2009
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2nd floor Pavilion Room
Ronald Reagan International Convention Center
Simultaneous translation will be provided
As we approach the December 2009 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, the newly industrializing countries of Brazil, China and India debate internally what efforts they are prepared to make to curb the increase of their carbon emissions. Home of the world's largest forest, Brazil resists internationally-established mandatory emissions cuts but is open to the adoption of credible alternative mechanisms and has committed to drastically reduce deforestation, its principal source of carbon emissions. Hungry for energy to fuel its expanding economy, China, the largest carbon emitting country, has recently emerged as a leader in technologies for a lower carbon economy, including cleaner-burning coal. India, whose emissions are still among the lowest in the world, but with a fast expanding economy and the desire to bring energy to its growing population, works to position itself as a "deal maker, not a deal breaker" in Copenhagen.
The evolving domestic debates and international posture of these three emerging powers on climate change will be the subject a conference jointly sponsored by the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. Marina Silva, a leader of the Brazilian environmental movement and former Minister of Environment of Brazil, recently left the Workers Party and is seen as a potential Green Party candidate for the Brazilian presidential elections of 2010.
Kenneth G. Lieberthal, preeminent China scholar, served as Special
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and senior
director for Asia on the National Security Council from August 1998 to October 2000. Raymond E. Vickery Jr. is widely known for his work promoting U.S.-India economic cooperation and served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development, where he launched the U.S.-India Commercial Alliance. He is a former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.
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straight ahead once exiting the station. Go up the escalators to the
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