Barack Obama, Strasbourg, April 2009
The year2009will be rememberedas the year of the financial crisis
needs to be remembered as the year
found an answer to climate change,
the year it found
the political willto meet the challenge
in doing so.
For out of crisis comes opportunity.
And out of the twin perils offinancial and climatic crises comes
the opportunity to bring the
global economy back in line with global ecology;
to put the future development of the world economy –
– on a sustainable foundation.