Finance Ministers Debate Climate Change In Poland

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 6:52 am
By: News On 6

WARSAW, Poland – Finance ministers and top officials from 15 nations have opened two days of talks on what financial measures should be used in the global fight against climate change.

Polish Finance Minister Jan Rostowski is hosting his counterparts from France, Denmark and Norway, and high-ranking officials from Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey and other nations.

They will discuss how climate change influences national economies and how economic policy can affect the environment.

Officials from the OECD, World Bank, IMF and the United Nations are participating as well.

Poland is also hosting a U.N. conference on combatting global warming and climate change in the western city of Poznan. Almost 200 nations are participating in that.