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Cablegate: Climate Change: Brazil Will Consider Usg Nomination For

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RR RUEHRG
DE RUEHBR #1112 2282137
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 152137Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2288
INFO RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 2608
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 6506
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 8367

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001112

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STATE FOR OES/EGC FOR DONNA LEE

EO 12958 N/A
TAGS KGHG, KSCA, SENV, AORC, BR
SUBJECT: CLIMATE CHANGE: BRAZIL WILL CONSIDER USG NOMINATION FOR
CO-CHAIR OF IPCC WORKING GROUP II

REF: STATE 82703

1. (U) THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED AND NOT FOR INTERNET DISTRIBUTION.

2. (SBU) Environment, Science and Technology Counselor met on August 15 with the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations (MRE) Director of the Division of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development, Counselor Andre Odenbreit Carvalho, and with MRE’s Special Ambassador for Climate Change Sergio Barbosa Serra to urge Brazil’s support for Dr. Christopher Field to be Co-Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II. Odenbreit and Serra appreciated receiving the information and they stated that the Brazilian government would give the nomination full and careful consideration.

3. (SBU) Odenbreit then pointed out that Brazil was nominating Dr. Susana Kahn, the Environment Ministry’s Secretary for Climate Change and Environmental Quality, for the position of Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group III on Mitigation. Further, he noted that Brazil is supporting the re-election of Dr. Thelma Krug as a Co-Chair of an IPCC regional Working Group. He requested that the USG give these nominations due consideration. EST Counselor assured them that the USG would give the nominations careful consideration.

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