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EPA Administrator Jackson to Co-Lead U.S. Delegation at an Economic Cooperation and Development Meeting in Paris / Administrator to participate in meetings on development assistance and environmental policy

Release Date: 05/22/2009
Contact Information: Betsaida Alcantara, 202-564-1692 / 4355 / alcantara.betsaida@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. – May 22, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is scheduled to co-lead the U.S. delegation at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting. The OECD’s joint high level meeting of the Development Assistance Committee and the Environment Policy Committee will take place on May 28 and 29 in Paris, France. Administrator Jackson will share the U.S. lead with USAID Acting Administrator Alonzo Fulgham.

On Friday, May 29, Administrator Jackson will be a lead speaker in a discussion on low-carbon development and strategies for achieving a solution to climate change while reducing poverty and spurring economic development.

This event is not open to the public. A press conference will be held at the conclusion of the meeting on Friday. Members of the media interested in attending the press conference or speaking with Administrator Jackson should contact Betsaida Alcantara in EPA press secretary’s office.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

WHAT: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Meeting
Joint High Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee and the Environment
Policy Committee

WHEN: Thursday, May 28 - Friday, May 29

WHERE: Paris, France