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NFU Participates in New York Climate Week

25 September 2012

US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson will be in New York this week to participate in Climate Week NYC. Mr Johnson was invited to speak under the invitation of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Chair of The Climate Group International Leadership Council Tony Blair.

Climate Week NYC is an annual summit in which global business, non-profit and government leaders meet to discuss the benefits of clean technologies in the scope of job creation and economic prosperity.

“American farmers were early beneficiaries of the green revolution and they now look forward to being early adopters of the clean revolution,” said Mr Johnson in his address at the official Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC. The theme of the Opening Ceremony was, "The American Clean Revolution: Generating Growth, Creating Prosperity, Securing Sustainability."

“This year, more than ever before, we have seen the results of climate change on crops and food production in the United States,” said Mr Johnson. “Farmers are going to be one of the first groups to suffer as extreme weather phenomena multiply with dire results for our capacity to feed our population. We cannot afford to waste more time. America needs to act now to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture both here and around the world.”

Now in its fourth year, Climate Week NYC has become a key moment in the global climate leadership calendar. Participants this year include The Climate Group, Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the UN Foundation, The City of New York, TckTckTck, and the World Bank.

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