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A few weeks ago,  a reader was asking whether we were working on these agreements.  I have been through 35 pages of comments trying to locate the name, but have given up.  For the record, this is the statement Secretary Clinton released today.

One thing we know from following Secretary Clinton’s tenure at DOS:  She has teams of experts working on our various treaties and negotiations with other governments.  Even while she is in another country or participating in events in DC, her teams are working on these projects.  So, for that curious reader,  here is her statement.

The Cancun Agreements

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 11, 2010

Over the last year, the United States has worked with our international partners to build on the progress achieved at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. We have pressed for substantive steps that would advance the vision of the Copenhagen Accord. This month we joined the nations of the world in Cancun for a new round of talks aimed at mobilizing common action to meet the shared global challenge of climate change.

Today, I am pleased to announce that we secured the Cancun Agreements, a set of balanced international decisions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which represent meaningful progress in our global response to climate change.

This outcome advances each of the core elements of the Copenhagen Accord: They anchor the Accord’s mitigation pledges; build on a system of transparency, with substantial detail and content of International Consultations and Analysis which will provide confidence that a country’s pledges are being carried out; launch a new Green Climate Fund; create a framework to reduce deforestation in developing countries; establish a technology mechanism; and setup a framework and committee to will promote international cooperation and action on adaptation.

The Cancun Agreements represent a balanced and significant step forward. In the days and months ahead, the United States will work with our friends and partners to keep the world focused on this urgent challenge and to continue building on this progress

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