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EPA to Host U.S. Center Events at the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations

Release Date: 12/07/2009
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn, Milbourn.cathy@epa.gov, 202-564-7849, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host 13 events at the annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held at the U.S. Center in Copenhagen. The center will provide an interactive forum to highlight the strong steps being taken at home and the United States’ international leadership role to combat global climate change.

EPA staff will be participating in and hosting side events throughout the conference, from December 7 until December 18. Topics to be covered include:

  • U.S. government and state climate efforts
  • U.S. fuel efficiency policy
  • Climate change and air quality
  • Greenhouse gas inventories, measurement and reporting
  • Short-lived climate forcers and their impact on the Arctic
  • Impacts of, and adaptation responses to, climate change

The U.S. Center is hosted by the U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the White House and multiple federal departments and agencies. There will be more than 70 events during the conference with topics ranging from energy efficiency investments and global commitments to renewables policy and clean energy jobs. This diplomatic initiative also involves participation by academic institutions, scientific and research laboratories, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Information on the EPA Administrator’s Copenhagen schedule will be available soon: http://www.epa.gov/cop15

Information on EPA’s events in Copenhagen: http://www.epa.gov/cop15

Information on the U.S. Center and webcasts of all U.S. Center events: http://www.cop15.state.gov