Catharine Richert
By Catharine Richert December 2, 2009

International coalitions advance Obama's promise

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama took a global view of climate change and energy production. One of his promises was to share clean energy technology with other countries.
 
President Obama has set up such partnerships with several countries.
 
In April 2009, Obama and Mexico President Felipe Calderon announced the Mexico Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change, a program meant to share information about clean energy.
 
Specifically, the two countries will:
 
-- Promote the exchange of information between officials from Mexico and the United States about cooperation on greenhouse gas inventories and reduction strategies.
-- Work jointly to build wind and solar capacity along the border between Mexico and the United States.
-- Address renewable energy transmission and distribution between the two countries.
-- Promote academic and scientific exchanges on renewable energy.
 
Similar partnerships were announced with Canada, Japan and India.
 
In April, Obama also established the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, an additional effort meant, in part, to promote technological collaboration among the United States, Canada and Central and South America.
 
Obama promised to set up programs to share environmental technology with other countries, and he has. We'll move this pledge to a Promise Kept as a result.

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