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NFTC Statement on Departure of U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern
Date: 3/22/2016
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – Today, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Todd Stern, United States Special Envoy for Climate Change, will step down from his position next month.

"We appreciate Todd's efforts over the past seven years to advance global environmental accords, including the landmark agreement reached in Paris last year, while ensuring that those agreements support American innovation," said NFTC Vice President for Global Trade Issues Jake Colvin. "Todd has a keen understanding and awareness of how these agreements impact U.S. businesses and has been an advocate for advancing American innovation through green trade."

"We thank Todd for all of his many contributions," said Colvin. "We congratulate and welcome his successor, Jonathan Pershing, and we look forward to continue working with him in his new capacity."

The NFTC co-chairs the U.S. business community's Coalition for Green Trade, which is composed of a broad range of associations and companies doing business in the United States who seek to remove barriers to global trade in environmental technologies, and has participated in Conference of Parties to ensure that multilateral climate negotiations do not undermine global trading frameworks that support American innovators.

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Serving America's Global Businesses Since 1914 - The National Foreign Trade Council (www.nftc.org) is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules- based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves hundreds of member companies through its offices in Washington and New York.
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