WWF Statement on President Obama’s Closing Press Conference on Copenhagen Climate Summit

World Wildlife Fund tonight issued the following statement tonight (EST, 18 December 2009) from WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts in response to President Obama’s press conference this evening at the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen:

“President Obama announced an agreement that will capture commitments of key countries and achieves agreement on transparency with China - a key contentious issue that has now been solved.

“As the President acknowledged, there still remains a huge gap between what we need to do to solve climate change and the commitments on the table. We need the US to reduce emissions further, and to challenge others to do the same. The next step is to take these announcements and give them life, by passing climate legislation at home, and do so with the urgency that this crisis demands.”

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