MEDIA ADIVSORY: The Clinton Global Initiative Opening Plenary Joins Forces with the Leaders Dialogue on Climate ChangeSeptember 19, 2011
President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa convene the Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, a panel of eight distinguished Heads of State, to address our global climate change challenge during the Opening Plenary
New York, NY – President Bill Clinton will host the Opening Plenary of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), featuring President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa as conveners of the Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change.
This ground-breaking session will bring together eight distinguished Heads of State, including Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg; President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso; Prime Minister of Mali, Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé; President of Slovenia, Danilo Türk; and Prime Minister of Grenada, Tillman Thomas to highlight opportunities for collaboration and share effective strategies for addressing the global climate challenge in the coming years.
This session also will address how climate change can help to create jobs, build new industries, and strengthen economic and ecological systems around the world, in both developed and developing nations.
The climate challenge has captured the attention of political leaders, corporate boardrooms, and individual citizens around the world, yet the need for sustained action is greater than ever. It is essential that both private and public sector work together to take action that enables global growth while preserving our planetary sustainability, particularly for the vulnerable populations most affected by climate change.
CGI Opening Plenary: Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change
Clinton Global Initiative 2011 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton
President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma
Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg
President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso
Prime Minister of Mali, Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé
President of Slovenia, Danilo Türk
Prime Minister of Grenada, Tillman Thomas
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 7th Avenue at 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made more than 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion. The 2011 Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 20-22 in New York City.
This year, CGI also convened CGI America, a meeting focused on developing ideas for driving economic growth in the United States. The CGI community also includes CGI U, which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young CGI members for leadership development and collective commitment-making. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org