03/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton: "I Will Press The Case For Clean Energy"

She set a conciliatory tone after eight years of president George W. Bush's administration, who minimized the threat from global warming and rejected the Kyoto protocol.

"Our nation has been the largest historic emitter of greenhouse gases and we acknowledge that we must lead efforts to cut harmful emissions and build a lower carbon economy," Clinton said.

But she expected the governments in Asia to reciprocate.

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