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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on April 2nd, 2011
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

The news this weekend say that President Clinton is hosting a meeting of his innitiative in San Diego  April1-2, 2011. We post this not because of that meeting, but because we discovered that he is planning now a meeting that this time will not be dedicated to dealing with conventionally acknowledged poor countries but with the US itself. We wish him full success aas we think he will stress the need for a push towards a green economy!

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made nearly 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 170 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion. The 2011 Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 19-22 in New York City.
 
This year, CGI will also convene a meeting focused on driving job creation and economic recovery in the United States. The meeting, CGI America, is the first CGI event solely dedicated to U.S. issues, and will take place in Chicago June 29-30., 2011.
 
The CGI community also includes MyCommitment.org, an online portal where anybody can make a Commitment to Action, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young CGI members for leadership development and collective commitment-making. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.

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