Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Summit of Americas Leaders Pledge Environmental Cooperation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, April 20, 2009 (ENS) - Government leaders of countries across the Americas reached new spirit of friendliness and cooperation at the Summit of the Americas that concluded here Sunday.

Symbolized by the friendly handshake between U.S. President Barack Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that smoothed a prickly relationship, the leaders signed a declaration with many environment-friendly provisions. Obama proposed a new Energy-Climate Partnership of the Americas, "a voluntary and flexible partnership ... that will enhance energy efficiency, improve our infrastructure, and support investments that can make energy more affordable." More>>>