UN official ‘encouraged’ by new US stance on reaching climate change pact
"I must say I come back from those meetings very much encouraged."
- Yvo de Boer, UN environment official
United Nations - There is “enthusiasm” in the current United States Government to pass laws to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a willingness to work towards a new global climate change pact, a top United Nations official said today.
Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was speaking to journalists in New York after returning from his recent trip to Washington, D.C., where he met with leaders in US President Barack Obama’s administration, as well as members of Congress.