"Greening Diplomacy"

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
April 23, 2009

Secretary Clinton spoke today at the State Department's "Greening Diplomacy" Earth Day event. In her remarks, the Secretary said:"We’re trying to green diplomacy and we want to do it every day, not just on Earth Day. That starts with our foreign policy, and accepting that climate change is more than a scientific phenomenon. It’s a political challenge, it’s an economic force, it’s a security threat, and a moral imperative. We’ve already seen the results of climate change, which has, because of rising waters, because of desertification, displaced communities, and jeopardized food and water supplies, helped to spread epidemics and threatened the continued existence of island nations."

Read the Secretary's 2009 Earth Day remarks.



United States
April 23, 2009

Zharkov in U.S.A. writes:

Parts of Mrs. Clinton's speech are worth repeating:

"leadership is more than just giving speeches""one thing we could all do is turn off our computers.""try to lose weight"

I would add, try to attend meetings with only the people one actually needs instead of 500 camp followers, a rock band, a fleet of aircraft, and an entire division of secret service agents.

California, USA
April 23, 2009

Wendy in California writes:

If only our inter-national defense budgets could tithe to our real defense which is greening our approach to planet management. We could train and hire every unemployed person on EarthVuravuraJeegoo to start greenizing dwellings and all buildings. And building solar panels over all parking lots. And laying the grids for the micro and macro distribution of renewable electrons.

We would never use one inch/centimeter of food soil to grow fuel either. Sun, wind, geo. If only we could tithe the weapons budgets . . .

Maryland, USA
April 23, 2009

Patrick in Maryland writes:

Hi, DIPNOTE People of the Internet .

I liked hearing about all the ways the States Department is working too go Green. The speeches everyone gave were very good and informative. I think the States Department is doing a great job with the Climate Change and energy saving programs they have set up.

I hope to see more Green Diplomacy in the future.



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