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United States: Ex-President Clinton: Green movement needs money

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NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton says the problem with the green energy movement is a lack of financing behind it.

Clinton kicked off his annual philanthropic conference Tuesday morning with a discussion about addressing global climate challenges. The session was co-hosted by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and South African President Jacob Zuma.

The three-day Clinton Global Initiative brings together business and philanthropic leaders with deep pockets who make financial commitments aimed at tackling poverty and disease.

Leaders from several countries expressed frustration that the world still does not have a comprehensive agreement on carbon emissions. Clinton pointed to Germany's successful creation of solar energy jobs as a model.

Clinton says leaders must involve "the imagination of ordinary people" in solving the problems associated with climate change.

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