Climate Change Conference Highlights Challenge of Wetlands Management

Ambassador Blake spoke at the launch event of an U.S.-funded international conference on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by protecting wetlands on February 10. Twelve diplomatic missions including seven ambassadors attended yesterday’s @america event co-hosted with the Chair of the Indonesian National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar. Ambassador Blake spoke about the United States’ positive example of GHG reductions due to President Obama’s policies, and how under the Comprehensive Partnership, the U.S. and Indonesia are working together to develop and share best practices in countering climate change by protecting wetlands.