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Statement From The Dow Chemical Company on the Upcoming United Nations Global Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen


Midland, Michigan - The Dow Chemical Company issued the following statement regarding the upcoming United Nations conference in Copenhagen:

The Dow Chemical Company applauds the decision of President Obama to attend the United Nations global climate negotiations next month in Copenhagen. Dow believes that U.S. leadership is essential to fostering a global solution to rising greenhouse gas emissions. Sound and predictable climate policy will not only protect our environment but will also unleash investment in new technologies that will create jobs and advance energy security and sustainability.

Dow also remains encouraged by efforts taken by the U.S. Congress, the Major Economies Forum, the G20 meetings and the various bilateral and multilateral discussions to address the interrelated challenges of energy and climate change. We also view the recent announcement from the Government of China regarding their intent to achieve carbon dioxide intensity reduction targets as a positive step.

Dow believes prompt action by all nations is necessary in order to develop a meaningful framework for a path forward.

About Dow

Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.4 billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at


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