On the Ground in Copenhagen: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack
Posted by Jake Levine on December 16, 2009 at 04:48 PM EST
Ed. Note: See previous installments from Interior Secretary Salazar, EPA Administrator Jackson and Assistant Secretary of Energy Sandalow, Secretary of Commerce Locke, and Secretary of Energy Chu.
The U.S. Delegation Keynote speaker in Copenhagen today was Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack. He spoke about how clean energy investments are creating opportunities for rural economies. While in Copenhagen, Secretary Vilsack also took the opportunity to a hold a day-long meeting at the University here, meeting with academics, scientists and other world leaders to plan ways to incorporate agriculture into the effort to combat climate change. He also announced today a new memorandum-of-understanding between the USDA and Dairy Management Inc. for the two to work together to reduce dairy-related green house gas emissions by 25%.
Levine is with the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change