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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 27, 2005

Fact Sheet: President Bush and the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development

The United States is joining with Australia, China, India, Japan, and South Korea to accelerate clean development.

This partnership will focus on voluntary practical measures taken by these six countries in the Asia-Pacific region to create new investment opportunities, build local capacity, and remove barriers to the introduction of clean, more efficient technologies.

This partnership will help each country meet nationally designed strategies for improving energy security, reducing pollution, and addressing the long-term challenge of climate change.

We are focused on cooperation to achieve practical results.

The partnership will promote the development and deployment of existing and emerging cleaner, more efficient technologies and practices that will achieve practical results in areas such as:

Energy Efficiency

Methane Capture and Use

Rural/Village Energy Systems

Clean Coal

Civilian Nuclear Power

Advanced Transportation

Liquefied Natural Gas


Building and Home Construction/Operation




Power/Solar Power



We are pursuing a balanced approach to overcome poverty with policies that promote clean development.

We are taking action on climate change in a broad, pro-growth context.

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