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EPA Leads U.S. Delegation to the G8+5 Environmental Ministers Meeting

Release Date: 03/15/2007
Contact Information: U.S. EPA Contact: Jessica Emond, (202) 564-4355 / emond.jessica@epa.gov EPA Germany Contact: Jennifer Wood, (202) 436-2215 / wood.jennifer@epa.gov U.S. Embassy Contact: Robert Wood, [49](0)(30)8305-2806 / woodra3@state.gov

(Washington, D.C. - March 15, 2007) U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson will lead the U.S. delegation to the G8+5 Environment Ministers Meeting in Potsdam, Germany, March 15-17. The participants will discuss climate change and biodiversity.

The Group of Eight (G8) is an international forum for the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The "+5" countries include Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa.