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EPA Administrator Jackson Participates in the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Release Date: 06/18/2012
Contact Information: Stacy Kika (News Media Only), kika.stacy@epa.gov, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – Tuesday, June 19, to Friday, June 22, 2012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join international policy-makers, business leaders and youth leaders at the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. Discussions will focus on actions individuals, institutions, governments, and the private sector can take to achieve environmental protection, social development and economic prosperity over the next 20 years.

At the conference, Administrator Jackson will participate in a number of activities intended to expand the conversation on environmentalism, support the development of greener economies and smarter cities and protect human health.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

10:00- 11:00 a.m.*
Rio + C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change event featuring Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Paes, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and Dr. Judith Rodin
Location: Copacabana Fort, Copacabana, RJ


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Keynote at the US Center: Re-investing in Our Communities: the U.S.-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira
Location: US Center, Athlete’s Park, RJ


3:00-4:30 p.m.
Participation as the US Representative in the Ceremonial Opening of Rio+20
Location: RioCentro, RJ


5:45-6:15 p.m.
Keynote at the US Center: US Water Partnership with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Location: US Center, Athlete’s Park, RJ

9:00-10:00 p.m.
Reception and Remarks in honor of The Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability: Building Greener Economies and Smarter Cities (invite only)
Location: Palácio da Cidade, 360 São Clemente Street, Botafogo, RJ



Thursday, June 21, 2012

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Keynote at the US Center: The Future We Want
Location: US Center, Athlete’s Park, Rio de Janeiro

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Advancing Public-Private Partnerships for Deforestation-Free / Sustainable Agriculture
Location: The Windsor Barra Hotel, Avenida Lucio Costa, 2630, Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro


3:00-6:00 p.m.
Rio+20 High-Level Roundtable
Location: RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro



Friday, June 22, 2012

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Participation as the US Representative at the Plenary Session of Rio+20
Location: RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
High-Level Panel on the Climate and Clear Air Coalition
Location: RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro

These events are open to the press. Media should RSVP to the Department of State at
rio20@state.gov. Events at the US Center will be live streamed at http://conx.state.gov/event/rio20/.

EPA Hashtag: #EPARio

EPA at Rio+20:
http://www.epa.gov/international/io/rio20

U.S. Government at Rio+20:
http://www.state.gov/rio20

* All times are BRT; +1hr EDT