THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT GORE ON THE BUENOS AIRES CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT
The agreement reached early today in Buenos Aires ensures that the nations of the world will continue moving forward against the threat of global warming. Our goal must be a global solution that protects future generations while maintaining strong and sustainable economic growth. Today's agreement is a critical step, but much work remains.
Barely a year after the historic agreement in Kyoto, we are making progress in fulfilling its promise. I am particularly pleased by the growing engagement of developing countries, marked most notably by Argentina's pledge to take on a binding emissions target. And I commend Kazakstan's pledge to do so as well.
In signing the Kyoto Protocol, the United States reaffirmed its commitment to work with other nations to resolve the many issues still before us. I look forward to achieving the kind of progress we need before we can submit the Protocol for the approval of the U.S. Senate.
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