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EPA Administrator Jackson to Travel to China

Release Date: 10/05/2010
Contact Information: Jalil Isa, isa.jalil@epa.gov, 202-564-3226, 202-564-4355 / Stacy Kika, kika.stacy@epa.gov, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to China from October 9 through October 14. This is the administrator’s first official visit to China, where she will highlight and build on a wide range of joint efforts aimed at addressing current and emerging environmental challenges, from sustainability to greenhouse gas pollution.

During the trip, Administrator Jackson will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with her counterpart from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, open the Regional Air Quality Meeting in Beijing; visit the world’s largest electronic waste site; and host a town hall meeting with students at Sun Yat-sen University.

For 30 years, the United States and China have engaged in a wide range of cooperative activities aimed at increasing energy efficiency; reducing emissions of pollutants, toxics, and greenhouse gases; limiting threats to public health caused by pollution; and creating a foundation for long-term environmental sustainability. EPA and MEP have been at the forefront of environmental collaboration and are looking to build on past successes to jointly address environmental challenges.

More information about EPA’s work with China: http://www.epa.gov/international/regions/Asia/index.html

More information about EPA’s International Priorities:
http://www.epa.gov/international/topsix.html

HIGHLIGHTS OF ADMINISTRATOR JACKSON’S CHINA VISIT (all times local)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

5:30 p.m. Joins MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian for renewal ceremony for EPA Memorandum of Understanding with MEP
Beijing, China

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

9:30 a.m. Delivers opening remarks at Regional Air Quality Meeting
Beijing, China

4:30 p.m. Tours electronic waste site
Guiyu, China

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

11:00 a.m. Holds town hall with university students on “30 Years of U.S.-China Cooperation on the Environment”
Guangzhou, China

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

9:15 a.m. Delivers opening remarks at corporate environmental stewardship seminar
Shanghai, China

11:00 a.m. Attends event to highlight success of EPA-Shanghai EPB AirNow International pilot project
Shanghai, China