Corporate Leaders and Environmental Advocates to Discuss Need for Action on Greenhouse Gases

Top executives of major US businesses and leading environmental groups will gather at the National Press Club on Monday, January 22nd at 11:30 a.m. to jointly call for swift Federal action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and speeding the adoption of climate-friendly technology.

This alliance, called the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), consists of market leaders Alcoa, BP America, Caterpillar, Duke Energy, DuPont, FPL Group, General Electric, Lehman Brothers, PG&E and PNM Resources, along with four leading non-governmental organizations — Environmental Defense, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and World Resources Institute.

The leaders of this partnership will affirm their organization’s commitment to a set of principles and recommendations addressing the problems associated with climate change.

The group’s work is the result of a year-long collaboration. The member organizations of USCAP have designed a solutions-based policy framework on climate change that they think will prove meaningful to the policy debate in the nation’s capital. These principles and recommendations, titled A Call for Action, are founded on the shared goal of slowing, stopping and reversing the growth of greenhouse gas emissions over the shortest period of time reasonably achievable.

WHO: Alain Belda, Chairman and C.E.O., Alcoa
Peter Darbee, Chairman, C.E.O. and President, PG&E Corporation
Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Chairman and C.E.O., Lehman Brothers
Lew Hay III, Chairman and C.E.O., FPL Group
Chad Holliday, Chairman and C.E.O., DuPont
Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and C.E.O., General Electric
Jim Owens, Chairman and C.E.O., Caterpillar Inc.
Jim Rogers, Chairman, President and C.E.O., Duke Energy
Jeffry Sterba, Chairman, President and C.E.O., PNM Resources

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense
Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute

WHEN: Monday, January 22, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. EST

WHERE: The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
The Ballroom

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