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Readout on Today's Meeting Between U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

June 5, 2009 - 12:00am


On the occasion of World Environment Day, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today in Washington to discuss progress on energy and climate issues.  The two leaders agreed on the global nature of our energy, climate and economic challenges, and the urgent need for action to address them.

Secretary Chu and Secretary-General Ban reviewed opportunities for international cooperation and participation by nations around the world in promoting clean energy and energy efficiency as well as combating climate change.  They emphasized the importance of these efforts in helping to create new jobs as part of the global economic recovery effort.

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