Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has announced that he will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 14-18. Doyle, who will attend the global conference as part of a delegation of governors and premiers from around the world, said he plans to showcase Wisconsin as a leader in clean-energy jobs, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“With a global focus on climate change, Wisconsin is well positioned to become a worldwide leader in a clean energy economy,” Doyle said in a statement. “We have the hardest workers and high end manufacturers, the brightest researchers and some of the best natural resources in the world. By advancing renewable fuels and alternative energy, we can create jobs in Wisconsin and take on the pressing challenge of climate change.”
Other delegation members attending the Copenhagen conference include California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Quebec Premier Jean Charest, and South Australia Premier Mike Rann.
Doyle said he will work with business, governmental and environmental leaders from around the world to advocate for an agreement that recognizes the important role of states like Wisconsin in a global solution to climate change. He’ll also meet with business leaders to discuss opportunities for green companies to expand their operations and create jobs in Wisconsin.