For Immediate Release                                                                  Contact:  Peter Rafle, Senate EPW

February 15, 2007                                                                (202) 228-3102 dir./(202) 302-7086 cell





Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commended the delegates to a Washington meeting of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), an international group of legislators from the G8-plus-five countries, for their commitment to action on global warming. 



Senator Boxer said: "I want to commend the GLOBE group for their contribution to the international dialogue on global warming.  With their help and the help of many others we can and will solve this worldwide problem."




“Change is happening in Washington D.C., and nowhere is it happening more rapidly than in the global warming area.  The GLOBE commitment to action is an important part of bringing people together, from around the world, to find ways to avoid the worst effects of global warming.”




The GLOBE delegates came together in Washington, DC, this week to urge leaders at the upcoming G-8 Summit to focus on the elements of an international agreement on global warming.  Key elements of the GLOBE consensus released today include a recognition that the costs of inaction will be greater than those of action, and that the longer we wait, the more difficult it will be to solve the problem. 



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