Nov 21, 2008

AKDN at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit

Los Angeles, California, November 19, 2008 - Prince Hussain Aga Khan, accompanied by his wife, Princess Khaliya Aga Khan, Dr. Tom Kessinger, Deputy Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Aga Khan Council for the USA, represented His Highness the Aga Khan at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 18-19.
The Summit, which drew over 700 participants, was organized by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to facilitate a high-level dialogue among international leaders and help create a framework for negotiators to use when they meet for the next round of climate talks in December 2008. The Summit is also intended to create an alliance of states, municipalities and non-state actors to pursue solutions to climate changes issues. Governor Schwarzenegger co-hosted the event with Governors from Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and Kansas.

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