"Obama Forges Climate Consensus With Nordic Countries"

"STOCKHOLM -- President Obama is now in St. Petersburg, Russia at the G20 economic meeting, but he woke up this morning in Stockholm, where he agreed with Nordic leaders to cooperate on international climate negotiations and clean energy. ..."

"President Obama and leaders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden said they share the goal of reaching a binding global climate agreement by 2015, noting that taking action on climate change, domestically and internationally, “requires mobilizing scaled up climate finance.”

In a Joint Statement, the Nordic leaders said they will 'join the United States in ending public financing for new coal-fired power plants overseas, except in rare circumstances.'

They agreed on the importance of reaching 'an ambitious, comprehensive, fair, and inclusive climate agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2015 that is consistent with science, mindful of the two degree target, and applicable to all.'"

Environment News Service had the story September 5, 2013.

Source: ENS, 09/06/2013