NEW YORK, New York, September 25, 2012 (ENS) – Designing Our Environments, a theme of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, has brought millions of dollars in investment in ecosystems, urban centers, tree planting, food production, water protection, social and educational environments this week, and the projects keep rolling in.
Held each year in September to coincide with the presence in New York of heads of state attending opening of the UN General Assembly, the CGI was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney each spoke separately at the CGI today, but neither addressed environmental issues. President Obama pledged an offensive against human slavery in all its forms, while Romney explained how he would substitute trade for U.S. foreign aid to other countries if he is elected.
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