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Ambassador Gardner: A Clean, Healthy Environment is a Prerequisite for a Strong Economy

President Obama and UK Prime Minister Cameron discussed energy issues at a post-G7 press conference in Brussels. AP Images

President Obama and UK Prime Minister Cameron discussed energy issues at a post-G7 press conference in Brussels. AP Images

"In both the U.S. and EU, much of the energy transformation will take place in the private sector, where energy is produced and consumed, but policymakers can create the environment, provide the incentives, remove the barriers, fund the R&D, and spur the investment needed to hasten this transformation," Ambassador Gardner said in remarks September 25 on EU Climate and Energy Policy: Time for Tough Decisions. "The U.S. and the EU can learn from each other as we work towards our common goals to lower emissions and encourage economic growth." 

 the Obama Administration is unveiling the third U.S. National Climate Assessment—the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever generated of climate change and its impacts across every region of America and major sectors of the U.S. economy.
The findings in this National Climate Assessment underscore the need for urgent action to combat the threats from climate change, protect American citizens and communities today, and build a sustainable future for our kids and grandkidssustainable future for our kids and grandkids. (See the Fact Sheet)