This is the fourth year that WRI has invited journalists to the National Press Club to talk about key environmental issues to watch in the coming year. With changes in Congress and increased public concern about energy and global climate change, there will be much to talk about in 2007.
I’m Jonathan Lash, President of the World Resources Institute. For those of you who don’t know us, WRI is a global environmental think tank that works to avert climate change, protect ecosystems, allow public access to environmental information, and harness markets to expand opportunity and protect the environment. We are a think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with more than 300 partners in 80 countries, including companies, NGOs, and governments, to create solutions to environmental problems.