WWF Statement on President Obama's Closing Press Conference on COP 15

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World Wildlife Fund tonight issued the following statement today 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.

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
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.

World Wildlife Fund tonight issued the following statement today 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.”

ACT FOR OUR FUTURE
For more information about WWF’s efforts to secure Senate passage of climate legislation, please visit http://www.ActForOurFuture.org.

ABOUT WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. Visit http://www.worldwildlife.org to learn more.

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