Accession Number:

ADA528470

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. January 2007 Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon took office on January 1, 2007 and listed addressing global climate change as a top priority during all of his major meetings, including his first press conference at the UN, his meeting with President George Bush, and public talks in Washington and with the EU leaders in Brussels. Climate change also topped the agenda of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, where Tony Blair said that addressing climate change was the supreme expression of interdependence. President Bush for the first time included the issue in his State of the Union address, the new Democratic leadership in the US Congress has it among its top priorities, and corporations are forming relationships with environmental groups. Hence, it is clear that the international politics of climate change could have dramatic changes over the next several years.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE