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Responsive Responsibility..

December 18, 2009

Received this day from Team China – (h/t: climateprogress) we have word from US Secretary of State, Senator Clinton per:
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton announced $100 billion in aid for developing countries, however contingent upon international MRV.[measurable, recordable, verifiable] In emphasizing the U.S. commitment to work towards a common goal, she cited a Chinese proverb:

I have often quoted a Chinese proverb which says that when you are in a common boat, you have to cross the river peacefully together. Well, we are in a common boat. All of the major economies have an obligation to commit to meaningful mitigation actions and stand behind them in a transparent way. And all of us have an obligation to engage constructively and creatively toward a workable solution. We need to avoid negotiating approaches that undermine rather than advance progress toward our objective.

Nice touch, worthy of like responsive responsibility.

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