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CLIMATE: FLURRY OF INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY.

Tension is rising and government offices are bustling with activity in the run-up to the United Nations conference in Copenhagen, on 7-18 December. Andreas Carlgren, Swedish environment minister and president of the EU Council, will be in the United States, from 16 to 23 September, for preparatory meetings. In Washington, he will hold bilateral meetings with US officials and representatives of the member states of the Major Economies Forum (MEF), from 16 to 18 September, followed by the MEF meeting, on 17 and 18 September. In New York, he will participate in the Fourth Greenland Dialogue (informal international ministerial meeting initiated by Danish Environment and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard), on 19 and 20 September. Carlgren will then continue his bilateral contacts and will participate in the OECD round table on sustainable development and the summit of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), on the 21st. The minister will take part, on 22 September, in the World Climate Summit, organised by the United Nations in parallel with the opening of the UN General Assembly, and on 23 September, after more bilateral talks, he will have lunch with representatives of African countries.

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