Administration Views on Global Climate Change: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Trade, and Environment of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, May 18, 1993, Volume 4
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Trade, and Environment
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993 - 35 pages
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Page 29 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 31 - I reaffirm my personal, and announce our nation 's commitment to reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases to their 1990 levels by the year 2000. I am instructing my administration to produce a cost-effective plan . . . that can continue the trend of reduced emissions. This must be a clarion call...
Page 4 - Parties shall adopt national' policies and take corresponding measures on the mitigation of climate change, by limiting its anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and protecting and enhancing its greenhouse gas sinks and reservoirs.
Page 5 - In order to promote progress to this end. each of these Parties shall communicate, within six months of the entry into force of the Convention for it and periodically thereafter, and in accordance with Article 12, detailed information on its policies and measures...
Page 30 - Convention, recognizing that the return by the end of the present decade to earlier levels of anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol would contribute to such modification, and taking into account the differences in these Parties...
Page 5 - We also must take the lead in addressing the challenge of global warming that could make our planet and its climate less hospitable and more hostile to human life. Today, I reaffirm my personal and announce our Nation's commitment to reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases to their 1990 levels by the year 2000. I am instructing my administration to produce a cost-effective plan by August that can continue the trend of reduced emission.
Page 5 - This must be a clarion call, not for more bureaucracy or regulation or unnecessary costs, but, instead, for American ingenuity and creativity, to produce the best and most energy-efficient technology.
Page 31 - The Administration is committed to see-ing the Convention promptly implemented, and, if necessary, strengthened. To this end, the Administration is taking a two-pronged approach: a domestic effort to reduce emissions and enhance sinks of greenhouse gases; and an international effort, including working to implement the convention, and to support developing countries, and countries moving toward free market economies, in meeting its goals.
Page 9 - Investment in environmental technology is one way to reach this goal, and we must poise our industrial sector for a leadership role in a future international economy that will reflect our global environmental imperatives. As President Clinton noted in his Earth Day speech, there will be, by the end of this decade, a $300 billion market for environmental technologies, and the United States must capture as much of that market — and the tens of thousands of jobs it will create — as possible. This...